The total sown area in the ongoing Kharif season as on 30th June 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 222.30 lakh hectare as compared to 187.03 lakh hectare at this time last year, a statement by Union Ministry of Agriculture has said.
It is reported that rice has been sown and transplanted in 38.93 lakh ha, pulses in 18.80 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 38.12 lakh ha, sugarcane in 47.52 lakh hectare and cotton in 46.10 lakh ha.
The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below;
Area sown in lakh hectare
|Crop||Area sown in 2017-18||Area sown in 2016-17|
|Jute & Mesta||6.93||7.25|