Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 1021 Lakh Hectares

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The total area sown under kharif crops as on 18th September, 2015 has reached to 1021.86 lakh hectares as compared to 1005.84 lakh hectare last year at this time.

Rice has been sown/transplanted in 372.66 lakh hectares, pulses in 112.42 lakh hectare coarse cereals in 182.70 lakh hectares, oilseeds in 182.25 lakh hectares, sugarcane in 48.84 lakh        hectares and cotton in 115.20 lakh hectares.

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 372.66 371.90
Pulses 112.42 100.72
Coarse Cereals 182.70 173.88
Oilseeds 182.25 176.72
Sugarcane 48.84 48.74
Jute & Mesta 7.80 8.13
Cotton 115.20 125.75
Total 1021.86 1005.84

 

 

Source: PIB

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