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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
09-August-2012 14:55 IST
Rice Sowing Picks up; Sown in 264.39 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 264.39 lakh hectare, as compared to 233.68 lakh ha a week back.

 

             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 9.8.2012

area on 3.8.2012 (last week)

normal area for this time of the year

Rice

264.39

233.68

272.58

Coarse cereals

140.89

135.75

181.24

Pulses

74.48

72.79

92.81

Oilseeds

151.82

145.17

153.39

Sugarcane

52.88

52.88

46.71

Cotton

109.23

100.14

99.9

Jute and mesta

8.41

8.40

8.23

                                         

 

 

 

MP: CP: weatherwatch (9.8.2012)