Agriculture

Kharif sowing increases from 994 5 lakh ha to 1012 lakh ha

The total area sown under Kharif crops as on September 11 2015 has reached to 1012 01 lakh hectares as compared to 994 49 lakh hectare last year at this time Area of pulses has significantly increased
Kharif sowing increases from 994 5 lakh ha to 1012 lakh ha

The total area sown under Kharif crops as on September 11, 2015 has reached to 1012.01 lakh hectares as compared to 994.49 lakh hectare last year at this time.

Rice has been sown or transplanted in the 368.41 lakh hectares as compared to 366.51 lakh hectares of last year at this time, pulses is sown in 110.08 lakh hectare as compared to 99.14 lakh hectares, coarse cereals is sown in 180.95 lakh hectares as compared to 171.16 lakh hectares, oilseeds in 181.19 lakh hectares as compared to 175.52 lakh hectares and cotton in 114.75 lakh hectares as compared to 125.29 lakh hectares, a government release said.

Sugarcane has seen no significant change as it is sown in 48.84 lakh hectares as compared to 48.74 lakh hectares of last year at this time while sowing of jute and mesta has dipped from last year’s 8.13 lakh hectare to 7.80 lakh hectare.

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