Kharif crop sowing crosses 115.90 lakh hectare area 

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The total sown area as on 22nd June 2018, as per reports received from States, stands at 115.90 lakh hectare as compared to 128.35 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 10.67 lakh ha, pulses in 5.91 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 16.69 lakh ha, sugarcane in 50.01 lakh hectare and cotton in 20.68 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 2018-19 Area sown in 2017-18
Rice 10.67 11.17
Pulses 5.91 7.82
Coarse Cereals 16.69 18.34
Oilseeds 5.03 9.93
Sugarcane 50.01 49.48
Jute & Mesta 6.91 6.91
Cotton 20.68 24.70
Total 115.90 128.35

 

 

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