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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
11-March-2011 16:44 IST
Wheat Sown in 294.06 and Pulses in 156.01 Lakh Hectare
KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

           

 

 

            As per data received from States, wheat has been sown in 294.06 lakh hectare, which is 10.46 lakh hectare more than last year on this date.

 

            The pulses acreage is up by 13.66 lakh hectare and oilseeds by 3.41 lakh hectare compared to last year.

 

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

 

                                                       lakh hectare

Crop

This year’s area [as on 11th March]

Last year’s area [as on 11th    March]

Wheat

294.06

283.60

Rice

41.61

41.74

Jowar

41.19

45.43

Maize

12.32

12.25

Total of coarse cereals

61.81

65.83

Total pulses

156.01

142.35

Total of food grains

553.49

533.52

Total oilseeds

 99.24

95.83

 

 

 

 

    MP:CP:weatherwatch (11.3.2011)