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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
06-July-2012 17:29 IST
Rice Sown in 55.40 Lakh Hectare and Coarse Cereals in 21.95 Lakh Hectare

Sowing of Kharif Crops Picking Up
KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

 

   According to the latest information received from the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, rice has been sown in 55.40 lakh hectare, coarse cereals in 21.95 lakh hectare and oilseeds in 26.55 lakh hectare so far. Though sowing of rice, coarse cereals and oilseeds is lagging behind, sowing of pulses has picked up and is now sown in 66 thousand hectares more than this time last year.  Sugarcane has been sown in 2.52 lakh ha and cotton in 3.78 lakh ha more than last year.

 

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             The cropped areas of major kharif crops as on today are as follows:

                                                                                                      lakh ha            

Crop

area

Rice

55.40

Total Coarse Cereals

21.95

Total Pulses

13.04

Total Oilseeds

26.55

Sugarcane

52.78

Cotton

46.61

Jute+Mesta (Raw Jute)

8.17

 

           

 

    

 

MP: CP:weatherwatch (6.7.2012)