Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kharif Crop Sown in 130.74 Lakh Hectare so far

The total sown area as on 23rd June 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 130.74 lakh hectare as compared to 119.28 lakh hectare at this time last year.

            It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 16.70 lakh ha, pulses in 5.97 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 17.71 lakh ha, sugarcane in 47.52 lakh hectare and cotton in 24.70 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 2017-18
Area sown in 2016-17
Rice
16.70
15.97
Pulses
5.97
9.01
Coarse Cereals
17.71
15.94
Oilseeds
11.24
7.23
Sugarcane
47.52
44.82
Jute & Mesta
6.91
7.24
Cotton
24.70
19.07
Total
130.74
119.28

             


SS: weather watch 23.06.2017

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