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How has been Rabi crops sowing area this year?

Referring to the preliminary reports received from the states, Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has released the figures of Rabi crops sowing today


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The total area sown under Rabi crops as on December 27, 2019 stands at 571.84 lakh hectares as compared to 536.35 lakh hectare for corresponding period last year. The progress in Rabi sowing has picked up significantly with the improvement of soil moisture in almost all Rabi growing states, referring to the preliminary reports received from the states, Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has said in a statement today.

Wheat has been sown in 297.02 lakh hectares, rice in 13.90 lakh hectares, pulses in 140.13 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 46.66 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 74.12 lakh hectares.

Rabi sown area by Dec 27, 2019 compared to Dec 27, 2018 in lakh hectares

Crops

Area Sown in 2019-20

Area Sown in 2018-19

Wheat

297.02

270.75

Rice

13.90

11.93

Pulses

140.13

136.83

Coarse cereals

46.66

42.12

Oilseeds

74.12

74.72

Total Crops

571.84

536.35

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