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Kharif Sowing Crosses 966 Lakh Hectare Mark

Kharif Sowing Crosses 966 Lakh Hectare Mark




Sowing of kharif crops showed a steady increase during this week. The total sown area as on 29th August, as per reports received from States, stands at 966.25 lakh hectare as compared to 998.01 hectare at this time last year.



The details of the areas sown so far this year and last year are given below: -



lakh hectare


Crop

Area sown in 2014-15

Area sown in 2013-14


Rice

350.02

349.76


Pulses

95.40

100.64


Coarse Cereals

170.83

190.64


Oilseeds

172.21

186.70


Sugarcane

47.17

50.32


Cotton

122.51

111.65


Jute & Mesta

8.11

8.31


Total

966.25

998.01




























GG: SS:CP: weather watch (29.8.2014)