Agriculture

Rabi crops sowing cross 520 lakh ha still lag 20 lakh ha

As per the preliminary reports received from the States the total area sown under Rabi crops as on December 23 2015 stands at 520 07 lakh hectares comparatively lesser than 540 17 lakh hectare of last year this time
Rabi crops sowing cross 520 lakh ha still lag 20 lakh ha

As per the preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on  December 23, 2015 stands at 520.07 lakh hectares, comparatively lesser than 540.17 lakh hectare of last year this time.

Wheat has been sown in 259.37 lakh hectares lesser than 279.60 lakh hectare of last year this time, pulses in 125.95 lakh hectares, slightly higher than 124.77 lakh hectare and coarse cereals in 52.94 lakh hectares, slightly higher than 47.83 lakh hectare. Area sown under oilseeds is 69.64 lakh hectares, lesser than 74.35 lakh hectares of last year this time and rice is 12.17 lakh hectares, lesser than 13.62 lakh hectares.

These figures were released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India today. 

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