Agriculture

Rabi sowing crosses 577 lakh hactare

The total area sown under Rabi crops as on January 15 2016 stood at 577 30 lakh hectares lh lower than 595 78 lh sown in the same period last year
Rabi sowing crosses 577 lakh hactare

The total area sown under Rabi crops as on January 15, 2016 stood at 577.30 lakh hectares (lh), lower than 595.78 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 288.98 lakh hectares, pulses in 136.39 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 58.18 lakh hectares.

Area sown under oilseeds is 74.91 lakh hectares and Rice is 18.84 lakh hectares
 

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