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Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 890 Lakh Hectare So Far

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 890 Lakh Hectare So Far





The total sown area as on 14th August, as per reports received from States, stands at 890.82 lakh hectare as compared to 863.61 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 300.55 lakh ha, pulses in 97.44 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 163.75 lakh hectare, oilseeds in 163.78 lakh ha and cotton in 108.67 lakh ha.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:



Lakh hectare


Crop

Area sown in 2015-16

Area sown in 2014-15


Rice

300.55

288.15


Pulses

97.44

87.29


Coarse Cereals

163.75

155.14


Oilseeds

163.78

160.83


Sugarcane

48.84

47.17


Jute & Mesta

7.79

8.12


Cotton

108.67

116.91


Total

890.82

863.61