Agriculture

Kharif Crop sown in 59 56 lakh hectare so far

The total sown area stands at 59.56 lakh hectare as compared to 59.47 lakh hectare at this time last year.
Kharif Crop sown in 59 56 lakh hectare so far

The total sown area as on 29th May, as per reports received from States, stands at 59.56 lakh hectare as compared to 59.47 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 3.08 lakh ha, sugarcane in 40.70 lakh hectare and cotton in 8.82 lakh ha.

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

Crop Area sown in 2015-16 Area sown in 2014-15Rice 3.08 2.54Oilseeds 0.16 0.04Sugarcane 40.70 42.92Jute & Mesta 6.81 6.25Cotton 8.82 7.72Total 59.56 59.47Lakh hectare
 

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