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Rabi Acreage Down More Than 8%

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According to the released by the Agriculture Ministry, a total area of 355 lakh hectares (lh) has been planted so far compared with 387 in the same period of the previous rabi season, media reported stated. This accounts for a decline of around 8.30% over the year. Commodity wise shows that the area under coarse cereals was down sharply by 27% at 29.64 with Jowar witnessing a decline of 33%.

The acreage under pulses also fell by 12.40% at 102 with the primary pulses crop Chana witnessing a massive drop of 15.10% in acreage at 70.46 lh. The area under oilseeds was up marginally by 0.38% at 63.14 lh. Wheat acreage was down 2.42% at 153 lh while the area under Rice slipped by 30.27% at 7.33 lh.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 14:26 IST