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India's Rabi crops sowing touches 62.8 MN hectares

20 Jan 2017

India has recorded an increase in rabi crops sowing as on January 20, 2017 to 62.83 million tonnes, as compared to 59.23 million tonnes sowed till the same period last year.

NEW DELHI: India has recorded an increase in rabi crops sowing as on January 20, 2017 to 62.83 million tonnes, as compared to 59.23 million tonnes sowed till the same period last year.

As on Jaunary 20, 2017, wheat has been sown/transplanted in 31.31 million hectares, rice in 1.93 million hectares, pulses in 15.76 million hectares, coarse cereals in 5.62 million hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 8.19 million hectares.

The area sown so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:

                                                                                                         Lakh hectare  (MN)

Crop

Area sown in 2016-17

Area sown in 2015-16

Wheat

313.14          (31.31)

291.97        (29.19)

Rice

19.36            (1.93)

22.45          (2.24)

Pulses

157.68          (15.76)

142.01        (14.20)

Coarse Cereals

56.25            (5.62)

59.47          (5.94)

Oilseeds

81.91            (8.19)

76.46          (7.64)

Total

628.34          (62.83)

592.36        (59.23)

 

 

 

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