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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
11-May-2012 17:45 IST
Pulses Sown in 13.51 Lakh Hectares So Far in the Current Season
KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

           

   According to preliminary reports received from the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, pulses have been sown in 13.51 lakh hectares in the current sowing season so far. The cultivated area is higher by 9.95 lakh hectares as compared to last year on this date. Target of pulses cultivation for the current season is 17.49 lakh hectares.

 

In terms of coverage of area under kharif pulses as on today, Odisha is on the top followed by Bihar. State-wise details are as under: 

 

State

Target (lakh ha)

2012 (summer) (lakh ha)

Crop

Bihar

5.00

3.40

Green gram

Uttar Pradesh

1.28

0.94

Green gram & black gram

Punjab

1.50

0.37

Green gram

Haryana

1.00

0.25

Green gram

Gujarat

0.44

0.66

Green gram & black gram

Karnataka

0.27

0.22

Green gram, black gram, & others

Tamil Nadu

4.00

3.10

Green gram, black gram, & others

Chhattisgarh

0.10

0.10

Green gram & black gram

West Bengal

0.40

0.60

Green gram & black gram

Odisha

3.50

3.87

Green gram & black gram

Total

17.49

13.51

 

 

 

             

MP: SB: weatherwatch (11.5.2012)