Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 563 Lakh Hectare Area

The total sown area as on 14th July 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 563.17 lakh hectare as compared to 521.80 lakh hectare at this time last year.

            It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 125.77 lakh ha, pulses in 74.61 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 113.06 lakh ha, sugarcane in 47.94 lakh hectare and cotton in 90.88 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 2017-18
Area sown in 2016-17
Rice
125.77
120.32
Pulses
74.61
60.28
Coarse Cereals
113.06
98.79
Oilseeds
103.92
115.75
Sugarcane
47.94
45.22
Jute & Mesta
6.98
7.51
Cotton
90.88
73.93
Total
563.17
521.80

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