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Indian Kharif crop sowing touches 101 MN hectares

26 Aug 2016

Indian kharif sowing have touch recorded a growth at 101.9 million hectares as on August 26, 2016, the Indian agriculture ministry said in a statement.

Indian kharif sowing have touch recorded a growth at 101.9 million hectares as on August 26, 2016, the Indian agriculture ministry said in a statement.

During the same date last year, 97.34 million were sown, the statement adds.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 36.30 million ha, pulses in 13.94 million ha, coarse cereals in 18.29 million ha, oilseeds in 17.77 million ha, sugarcane in 4.55 million hectare and cotton in 10.27 million ha.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:

Lakh (MN) hectare

Crop

Area sown in 2016-17

Area sown in 2015-16

Rice

363.07   (36.30)

352.23      (35.22)

Pulses

139.42  (13.94)

103.85     (10.38)

Coarse Cereals

182.99    (18.29)

172.73     (17.27)

Oilseeds

177.74     (17.77)

174.58     (17.45)

Sugarcane

45.55     (4.55)

49.60     (4.96)

Jute & Mesta

7.56      (0.75)

7.73      (0.73)

Cotton

102.78   (10.27)

112.68    (11.26)

Total

1019.10  (101.91)

973.40    (97.34)

 


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