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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
25-November-2016 18:26 IST
Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 327 Lakh Hactare

 As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 25th November, 2016 stands at 327.62 lakh hectares as compared to 313.17 lakh hectare this time in 2015.

 

 Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 127.15 lakh hectares, rice in 6.82 lakh hectares, pulses in 95.09 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 34.35 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 64.21 lakh hectares.

 The area sown so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:

 

                                                                                                                              Lakh hectare 

Crop

Area sown in 2016-17

Area sown in 2015-16

Wheat

127.15

117.32

Rice

6.82

9.10

Pulses

95.09

88.12

Coarse Cereals

34.35

42.37

Oilseeds

64.21

56.26

Total

327.62

313.17

 

            

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