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Wheat and Pulses have register record sowing in term of area Rabi crops sowing crosses 645 Lakh Hectare


Ministry of Agriculture03-February, 2017 17:35 IST
Wheat and Pulses have register record sowing in term of area

Rabi crops sowing crosses 645 Lakh Hectare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 3rd February 2017 stands at 645.12 lakh hectares as compared to 610.44 lakh hectare this time in 2016. Wheat and pulses have register record sowing in term of area.

             Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 317.81 lakh hectares (normal area 304.05 lakh hectare), rice in 25.64 lakh hectares, pulses in 159.72 lakh hectares( normal area 140.68 lakh hectares), coarse cereals in 57.61 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 84.34 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
317.81
297.25
Rice
25.64
29.03
Pulses
159.72
143.70
Coarse Cereals
57.61
61.05
Oilseeds
84.34
79.42
Total
645.12
610.44

            

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