Friday, 7 July 2017

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 404 Lakh Hectare Area

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 404 Lakh Hectare Area
          The total sown area as on 7th July 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 404.27 lakh hectare as compared to 371.39 lakh hectare at this time last year.

            It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 79.81 lakh ha, pulses in 44.11 lakh ha, coarse cereals in80.78 lakh ha, sugarcane in 47.93 lakh hectare and cotton in 71.82 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 2017-18
Area sown in 2016-17
Rice
79.81
75.28
Pulses
44.11
35.88
Coarse Cereals
80.78
70.11
Oilseeds
72.87
69.74
Sugarcane
47.93
45.22
Jute & Mesta
6.95
7.27
Cotton
71.82
67.89
Total
404.27
371.39

              

SS: weather watch 07.07.2017

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