Kharif crops sowing grows 5.71% by Sep 18, 2020

Kharif crops sowing grows 5.71% this year
There has been satisfactory progress of sowing area coverage under ongoing Kharif crops in India

There has been satisfactory progress of sowing area coverage under ongoing Kharif crops in India. As on September 18, 2020, the total Kharif crops has been sown on 1,113.63 lakh hectare area against 1,053.52 lakh hectare area during the corresponding period of last year, thus, increase in area coverage by 5.71 percent compared to corresponding period of last year in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has said.

Crop wise area sown

Rice: About 406.97 lakh ha area coverage under rice as compared to 378.71 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 28.26 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Pulses: About 138.62 lakh ha area coverage under pulses as compared to 132.34 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 6.28 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Coarse Cereals: About 182.17 lakh ha area coverage under coarse cereals as compared to 178.65 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 3.53 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Oilseeds: About 196.78 lakh ha area coverage under oilseeds as compared to 178.10 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 18.68 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Sugarcane: About 52.65 lakh ha area coverage under sugarcane as compared to 51.78 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 0.87 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Jute & Mesta: About 6.97 lakh ha area coverage under jute and mesta as compared to 6.86 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 0.12 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Cotton: About 129.47 lakh ha area coverage under cotton as compared to 127.09 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 2.38 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

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