Rabi Crops Sowing Crosses 609 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 12th January 2018 stands at 609.51 lakh hectares as compared to 615.09 lakh hectare this time in 2017.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 295.53 lakh hectares, rice in 20.57 lakh hectares, pulses in 160.91 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 53.88 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 78.62 lakh hectares.

The area sown so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:

Lakh hectare

Crop Area sown in 2017-18 Area sown in 2016-17Wheat 295.53 309.99Rice 20.57 15.04Pulses 160.91 154.05Coarse Cereals 53.88 54.40Oilseeds 78.62 81.61Total 609.51 615.09

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