Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 406 Lakh Hectare Area


New Delhi:  The total sown area as on 8th July, 2016 as per reports received from States, stands at 406.27 lakh hectare as compared to 431.82 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 81.93 lakh ha, pulses in 45.94 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 75.02 lakh ha, oilseeds in 82.28 lakh ha, sugarcane in 45.78 lakh hectare and cotton in 67.89 lakh ha.

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