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Sharp increase in sowing area of rice and oilseeds

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Total kharif crop has been sown in 1,062.93 lakh hectares so far this year, against 979.15 lakh hectares area during the corresponding period last year, registering an 8.56 per cent.

Sowing area under rice stood at 378.32 lakh hectares against 338.65 lakh hectares area during the corresponding period last year,  up by 11.71 per cent.

Similarly, pulses sowing area rose to 132.56 lakh hectares against 124.15 lakh hectares during the corresponding period of last year.(up by 6.77 per cent). Coarse Cereals have been sown in 174.06 lakh hectares against 166.80 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year (increase by 4.35 per cent).  Oilseeds has been sown in 191.14 lakh hectares against 167.53 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year (coverage up by 14.09 per cent.)

While sugarcane sowing area has been expanded to 52.19 lakh hectares against 51.62 lakh hectares area during the corresponding period, cotton sowing area has been increased to 127.69 lakh ha area against 123.54 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year (up by 3.36 per cent) and Jute and Mesta rose to 6.97 lakh hectares area against 6.86 lakh ha area during the corresponding period last year.

 

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