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Marginal increase in cultivation area under Kharif crop

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Sowing area coverage under Kharif crop has been increased to 1,082.22 lakh hectares against 1,009.98 lakh hectares during the corresponding period in the last fiscal, an increase of 7.15 per cent

While paddy is sown in 389.81 lakh hectares when compared to 354.41 lakh hectares during the corresponding period of last year, an increase by 35.40 lakh hectares, the area under pulses rose to 134.57 lakh hectares as compared to 128.65 lakh hectares. About 176.89 lakh hectares are under coarse cereals, as compared to 172.49 lakh hectares during the corresponding period of last year, up by 4.40 lakh hectares.

A total of 193.29 lakh hectares are under oilseeds, as compared to 170.99 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year. The area under sugarcane is 52.29 lakh hectares, as compared to 51.68 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year.

About 128.41 lakh hectares are under cotton, as compared to 124.90 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year, according to official statistics.

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