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Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 954 Lakh Hectare Area

Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 954 Lakh Hectare Area

Kharif Crop

.The total sown area as on 12th August, 2016 as per reports received from States, stands at 954.18 lakh hectare as compared to 895.91 lakh hectare at this time last year. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 326.08 lakh ha, pulses in 130.17 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 173.56 lakh ha, oilseeds in 172.25 lakh ha, sugarcane in 45.54 lakh hectare and cotton in 99.03 lakh ha.          The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:

 Lakh hectare 

Crop Area sown in 2016-17 Area sown in 2015-16
Rice 326.08 304.71
Pulses 130.17 97.70
Coarse Cereals 173.56 163.75
Oilseeds 172.25 163.84
Sugarcane 45.54 49.51
Jute & Mesta 7.56 7.73
Cotton 99.03 108.67
Total 954.18 895.91

 

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