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Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 692 Lakh Hectare Area

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 692 Lakh Hectare Area





The total sown area as on 22nd July, 2016 as per reports received from States, stands at 692.98 lakh hectare as compared to 671.01 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 183.06 lakh ha, pulses in 90.17 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 130.80 lakh ha, oilseeds in 149.16 lakh ha, sugarcane in 45.41 lakh hectare and cotton in 86.86 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 2016-17

Area sown in 2015-16


Rice

183.06

182.38


Pulses

90.17

64.69


Coarse Cereals

130.80

126.27


Oilseeds

149.16

143.03


Sugarcane

45.41

47.40


Jute & Mesta

7.52

7.71


Cotton

86.86

99.52


Total

692.98

671.01