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India rabi crops sowing crosses 60.2 MN hectares

08 Jan 2017

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on January 7, 2017 stands at 60.27 million hectares as compared to 56.58 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 7, 2017 stands at 60.27 million hectares as compared to 56.58 million hectare this time in 2016.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 30.31 million hectares, rice in 1.27 million hectares, pulses in 15.26 million hectares, coarse cereals in 5.36 million hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 8.06 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

303.16    (30.31)

281.70        (28.17)

Rice

12.74      (1.27)

17.56          (1.75)

Pulses

152.63    (15.26)

134.56        (13.45)

Coarse Cereals

53.60      (5.36)

57.40          (5.74)

Oilseeds

80.63      (8.06)

74.68          (7.46)

Total

602.75    (60.27)

565.89        (56.58)

 


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