The total sown area as on 19th June, as per reports received from States, stands at 91.61 lakh hectare as compared to 98.88 lakh hectare at this time last year. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 8.33 lakh ha, pulses in 4.51 lakh ha, sugarcane in 41.58 lakh hectare and cotton in 19.66 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 2015-16||Area sown in 2014-15|
|Jute & Mesta||7.55||7.81|
SS: weather watch 19.06.2015