The total sown area as 2016 as per reports received from States, stands at 799.51 lakh hectare as compared to 752.29 lakh hectare at this time last year.
It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 231.92 lakh ha, pulses in 110.35 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 150.76 lakh ha, oilseeds in 159.78 lakh ha, sugarcane in 46.83 lakh hectare and cotton in 92.33 lakh ha.
The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:
|Crop||Area sown in 2016-17||Area sown in 2015-16|
|Jute & Mesta||7.54||7.72|