Friday, 21 July 2017

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 685 Lakh Hectare Area

Ministry of Agriculture21-July, 2017 17:24 IST
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 685 Lakh Hectare Area 


          The total sown area as on 21st July 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 685.31 lakh hectare as compared to 673.41 lakh hectare at this time last year.
             It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 177.04 lakh ha, pulses in 93.36 lakh ha, coarse cereals in130.90 lakh ha, oilseeds in 123.55 lakh ha and cotton in 104.29 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
177.04
169.23
Pulses
93.36
90.33
Coarse Cereals
130.90
129.41
Oilseeds
123.55
144.82
Sugarcane
49.15
45.22
Jute & Mesta
7.02
7.54
Cotton
104.29
86.86
Total
685.31
673.41

SS: weather watch 21.07.2017


(Release ID :168831)

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