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India's rabi crops sowing touches 55.4 MN hectares

27 Dec 2016

India's rabi crops sowing as on December 23, 2016 has increased to 55.49 million hectares, as compared to 52.34 million hectares sowed as on the same date last year.

NEW DELHI: India's rabi crops sowing as on December 23, 2016 has increased to 55.49 million hectares, as compared to 52.34 million hectares sowed as on the same date last year.

This was released by the agriculture minitry taking into account the pre preliminary reports received from the States.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 27.86 million hectares, rice in 0.93 million hectares, pulses in 13.82 million hectares, coarse cereals in 5.06 million hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 7.80 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

278.62       (27.86)

259.37      (25.93)

Rice

9.33           (0.93)

13.27        (1.32)

Pulses

138.25       (13.82) 

125.73      (12.57)

Coarse Cereals

50.63         (5.06)

54.91        (5.49)

Oilseeds

78.08         (7.80)

70.12        (7.01)

Total

554.91       (55.49)

523.40      (52.34)

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