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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
10-December-2010 17:11 IST
Wheat Sown in over 207 Lakh Hectare so far
KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

 As per data received from States, the sowing has progressed fast in the current week. Wheat has been sown in over 207 lakh hectare.

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

                                                       lakh hectare

Crop

This year’s area [as on 10th  December]

Last year’s area [as on 10th   December]

Wheat

207.11

212.90

Rice

1.87

3.03

Jowar

38.82

43.47

Maize

6.69

7.85

Total of coarse cereals

52.09

57.98

Total pulses

122.49

117.79

Total oilseeds

 75.72

78.64

 

 

SB:CP:weatherwatch(10.12.2010)