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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
03-December-2010 17:25 IST
Wheat Sown in Over 171 Lakh Hectare So Far Sowing of Most Rabi Crops Picks Up After Slow Start
As per data received from States, the sowing has progressed fast in the current week

 As per data received from States, the sowing has progressed fast in the current week. Wheat has been sown in over 171 lakh hectare, exceeding last year’s area by about 10 lakh ha.

             The cropped areas this year and last year for major rabi crops are as follows:

                                                       lakh hectare

Crop

This year’s area [as on 3rd  December]

Last year’s area [as on 3rd  December}]

Wheat

171.62

161.77

Rice

1.33

2.26

Jowar

38.09

42.09

Maize

4.48

5.00

Total of coarse cereals

47.89

52.99

Total pulses

108.55

111.39

Total oilseeds

72.26

78.10

 

 

MP:CP:weatherwatch(3.12.2010)