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Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 967 Lakh Hectares

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 967 Lakh Hectares

Area under pulses and Oilseed Increase





The total area sown under kharif crops as on 28th August, 2015 has reached to 967.83 lakh hectares as compared to 956.93 lakh hectare last year at this time.

Rice has been sown/transplanted in 345.89 lakh hectares, pulses in 105.52 lakh hectare, coarse cereals in 172.52 lakh hectare, oilseeds in 174.59 lakh hectare and cotton in 112.68 lakh hectare.

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



Lakh hectare


Crop

Area sown in 2015-16

Area sown in 2014-15


Rice

345.89

345.48


Pulses

105.52

94.18


Coarse Cereals

172.52

167.23


Oilseeds

174.59

172.26


Sugarcane

48.84

47.17


Jute & Mesta

7.80

8.13


Cotton

112.68

122.50


Total

967.83

956.93