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India's rabi crops sowing crosess 61.6 MN hectares

13 Jan 2017

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on January 13, 2017 stands at 61.62 million hectares, as compared to 58.19 million hectare this time in 2016.

NEW DELHI: As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on January 13, 2017 stands at 61.62 million hectares, as compared to 58.19 million hectare this time in 2016.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 30.96 million hectares, rice in 1.49 million hectares, pulses in 15.53 million hectares, coarse cereals in 5.48 million hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 8.14 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

309.60          (30.96)

289.07         (28.90)

Rice

14.92            (1.49)

19.48           (1.94)

Pulses

155.35          (15.53)

139.93         (13.99)

Coarse Cereals

54.87            (5.48)

58.40           (5.84)

Oilseeds

81.47            (8.14)

75.06           (7.50)

Total

616.21          (61.62)

581.95         (58.19) 

 

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