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Kharif Rice Area Coverage Rigesters Increase Over Last Year

Kharif Rice Area Coverage Rigesters Increase Over Last Year




As per data released today by Directorate of Economics & Statistics, acreage under kharif rice has increased to 380.06 lakh hectare as compered to 376.74 lakh hectare during the same period of last year.



As regards Rabi Coarse cereals and Oilseeds crops, comparative area coverage is given below



(lakh hectare)

Crop
Area sown in 2014-15
Area sown in 2013-14

Jowar
5.25
4.81

Maize
0.23
0.10

Barley
0.00
0.00

Total coarse cereals
5.48
4.91

Total Oilseeds
0.45
0.58














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