Agriculture

Kharif crop sowing crosses 967 lakh hectares

The total area sown under kharif crops has reached to 967 83 lakh hectares as compared to 956 93 lakh hectare last year at this time
Kharif crop sowing crosses 967 lakh hectares

The total area sown under kharif crops has reached to 967.83 lakh hectares as compared to 956.93 lakh hectare last year at this time.

Surpassing the sowing area from last year’s 94.18 lakh hectares to 105.52 lakh hectares, the major jump has come in the pulses. The increasing minimum support price in the pulses is seen a reason behind the increasing sowing area.

Rice has been sown or transplanted in 345.89 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 172.52 lakh hectare, oilseeds in 174.59 lakh hectare and cotton in 112.68 lakh hectare, sugarcane in the 48.84 lakh hectare and Jute & Mesta in 7.8 lakh hectare.

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