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|
|Jute & Mesta||7.56||7.73|