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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
13-July-2012 17:43 IST
Rice Sowing Picks up; Sown in 96.79 Lakh Hectare So Far
KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

 

   According to the latest information received from States, rice has been sown in 96.79 lakh hectare, as compared to 55.4 lakh ha a week back.

 

Sugarcane and cotton have been sown in more area than the area covered by these crops this time last year.

 

Though sowing of other major crops is behind last year, sowing has picked up fast as compared to the last week.

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             The cropped areas of major kharif crops as on today as compared to those last week and this time last year are as follows:

 

                                                                                                                                          ( Lakh ha)

                                                                    Crop

area on 13.7.2012

area on 6.7.2012 (last week)

normal area for this time of the year

Rice

96.79

55.4

111.63

Coarse cereals

39.76

21.95

79.82

Pulses

20.54

13.04

32.88

Oilseeds

67.7

26.55

78.33

Sugarcane

52.85

52.78

46.97

Cotton

65.22

46.61

70.43

Jute and mesta

8.18

8.17

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MP: CP:weatherwatch (13.7.2012)