Agriculture

Rabi sowing crosses 541 lakh hactare

Total area sown under Rabi crops as on January 1 2016 stood at 541 12 lakh hectares lh lower than 567 63 lh sown in the same period last year
Rabi sowing crosses 541 lakh hactare

The total area sown under Rabi crops as on January 1, 2016 stood at 541.12 lakh hectares (lh), lower than 567.63 lh sown in the same period last year, according to preliminary reports received from the States by the Agriculture Ministry.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 271.46 lakh hectares, pulses in 128.24 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 55.19 lakh hectares.

Area sown under oilseeds is 71.47 lakh hectares and Rice is 14.77 lakh hectares.  

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