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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
04-February-2011 17:29 IST
Wheat Sown in 291.80 and Pulses in 151.12 Lakh Hectare

Total Foodgrains Acreage up by 11.73 Lakh Hectare
KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

 

            As per data received from States, wheat has been sown in 291.80 lakh hectare, which is 8.56  lakh hectare more than last year on this date.

 

            The pulses acreage is up by 10.97 lakh hectare and oilseeds by 3.47 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 4th February]

Last year’s area [as on 4th   February]

Wheat

291.80

283.24

Rice

24.12

26.93

Jowar

41.13

45.36

Maize

11.25

11.74

Total of coarse cereals

59.98

64.97

Total pulses

151.12

140.15

Total of food grains

527.02

515.29

Total oilseeds

 94.96

91.49

 

 

 

 

     MP:SB:CP:weatherwatch (4.2.2011)