Kharif crop sowing crosses 165.21 lakh hectare area

Kharif crop sowing crosses 165.21 lakh hectare area

In the ongoing Kharif season, the total sown area as on June 29, 2018, stands at 165.21 lakh hectare as compared to 210.75 lakh hectare at this time last year, referring the reports provided by the states, the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has said in a press note today.
The rice has been sown or transplanted in 26.91 lakh ha, pulses in 10.72 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 23.89 lakh ha, sugarcane in 50.01 lakh hectare and cotton in 32.20 lakh ha, the press note has reported.
The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below lakh hectares;

Crop Area sown in 2018-19 Area sown in 2017-18
Rice 26.91 30.02
Pulses 10.72 18.18
Coarse Cereals 23.89 34.02
Oilseeds 14.55 26.00
Sugarcane 50.01 49.48
Jute & Mesta 6.93 6.94
Cotton 32.20 46.10
Total 165.21 210.75


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