Monday, 23 January 2017

Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 628 Lakh Hactare


Ministry of Agriculture20-January, 2017 19:02 IST
Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 628 Lakh Hactare
As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 20th January 2017 stands at 628.34 lakh hectares as compared to 592.36 lakh hectare this time in 2016.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 313.14 lakh hectares, rice in 19.36 lakh hectares, pulses in 157.68 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 56.25 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 81.91 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
313.14
291.97
Rice
19.36
22.45
Pulses
157.68
142.01
Coarse Cereals
56.25
59.47
Oilseeds
81.91
76.46
Total
628.34
592.36

            

SS: weather watch 20.01.2017





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