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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
24-June-2016 17:25 IST
Kharif Crop sown in 124.94 lakh hectare so far

          The total sown area as on 24th June, as per reports received from States, stands at 124.94 lakh hectare as compared to 164.10 lakh hectare at this time last year.

            It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 19.86 lakh ha, pulses in 9.66 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 17.60 lakh ha, oilseeds in 6.97 lakh ha, sugarcane in 44.38 lakh hectare and cotton in 19.07 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 2016-17

Area sown in 2015-16

Rice

19.86

21.86

Pulses

9.66

12.19

Coarse Cereals

17.60

18.19

Oilseeds

6.97

27.85

Sugarcane

44.38

41.58

Jute & Mesta

7.40

7.56

Cotton

19.07

34.87

Total

124.94

164.10

 

             

 

 

SS: weather watch 24.06.2016