Friday, 11 November 2016

Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 146 Lakh Hactare


Ministry of Agriculture11-November, 2016 17:26 IST
Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 146 Lakh Hactare
 As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 11th November, 2016 stands at 146.85 lakh hectares as compared to 126.71 lakh hectare this time in 2015.
Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 25.72 lakh hectares, rice in 9.68 lakh hectares, pulses in 49.24 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 20.17 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds in 42.03 lakh hectares.
 The area sown so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:

                                                                                                                              Lakh hectare 
Crop
Area sown in 2016-17
Area sown in 2015-16
Wheat
25.72
18.65
Rice
9.68
6.46
Pulses
49.24
37.23
Coarse Cereals
20.17
33.26
Oilseeds
42.03
31.11
Total
146.85
126.71

            



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