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India's kharif crop sowing up at 9.28 MN hectares

17 Jun 2017

India has recorded an increase in kharif sowing, which was recorded at 9.28 million hectares as on June 16, 2017, as compared to 8.75 million hectares sowed during the same period last year.

NEW DELHI: India has recorded an increase in kharif sowing, which was recorded at 9.28 million hectares as on June 16, 2017, as compared to 8.75 million hectares sowed during the same period last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 922,000 hectares, pulses in 222,000 hectares, sugarcane in 4.75 million hectares and cotton in 1.66 million hectares.

             The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:

                                                                                                                  Lakh  (MN) hectare 

Crop

Area sown in 2017-18

Area sown in 2016-17

Rice

9.22     (0.92)

9.40       (0.94)

Pulses

2.22     (0.22)

3.63       (0.36)

Coarse Cereals

8.44     (0.84)

7.65       (0.76)

Oilseeds

1.88     (0.18)

2.63       (0.26)

Sugarcane

47.52   (4.75)

44.82     (4.48)

Jute & Mesta

6.90     (0.69)

7.22       (0.72)

Cotton

16.67   (1.66)

12.25     (1.22)

Total

92.85   (9.28)

87.59     (8.75)

 


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