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India's wheat, pulses registers record sowing in rabi season

05 Feb 2017

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on February 3, 2017 stands at 64.51 million hectares, as compared to 61.04 million hectares this time in 2016.

NEW DELHI: As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on  February 3, 2017 stands at 64.51 million hectares, as compared to 61.04 million hectares this time in 2016.

Wheat and pulses have register record sowing in term of area with wheat has been sown/transplanted in 31.78 million hectares (normal area 30.40 million hectares) and pulses was shown in 15.97 million hectares ( normal area 14.06 million hectares).

However, rice showing was down to 2.56 million hectares, as compared to 2.90 million hectares, whereas coarse cereals also recorded a drop to 5.76 million hectares, as compared to 6.10 million hectares sowed as on February 3, 2016.

Area sown under oilseeds was at 8.43 million hectares compared to 4.94 million hectares.

 

 

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