Saturday, 12 August 2017

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 943 Lakh Hectare Area

Ministry of Agriculture11-August, 2017 17:29 IST
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 943 Lakh Hectare Area
          The total sown area as on 11th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 943.45 lakh hectare as compared to 936.95 lakh hectare at this time last year.

            It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 320.29 lakh ha, pulses in 127.48 lakh ha, coarse cereals in167.50 lakh ha, sugarcane in 49.73 lakh hectare and cotton in 117.11 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
320.29
314.01
Pulses
127.48
129.59
Coarse Cereals
167.50
169.98
Oilseeds
154.29
171.15
Sugarcane
49.73
45.64
Jute & Mesta
7.05
7.56
Cotton
117.11
99.03
Total
943.45
936.95

              

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