Kharif Crop sowing crosses 1019 lakh hectares

The total sown area as on 26th August, 2016 as per reports received from States, stands at   1019.10 lakh hectare as compared to 973.40 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 363.07 lakh ha, pulses in 139.42 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 182.99 lakh ha, oilseeds in 177.74 lakh ha, sugarcane in 45.55 lakh hectare and cotton in 102.78  lakh ha.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:                                                                                                                     Lakh hectare

Crop Area sown in 2016-17 Area sown in 2015-16
Rice 363.07 352.23
Pulses 139.42 103.85
Coarse Cereals 182.99 172.73
Oilseeds 177.74 174.58
Sugarcane 45.55 49.60
Jute & Mesta 7.56 7.73
Cotton 102.78 112.68
Total 1019.10 973.40

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