India’s rabi crop cover at 317.96 lakh hectare – ministry


The total area sown under Rabi crops as on November 27 stood to 317.96 lakh hectares, as per preliminary reports collected from states, the agriculture ministry said.

It said in a statement that wheat has been sown/transplanted in 117.32 lakh hectares, pulses in 90.91 lakh hectare coarse cereals in 44.40 lakh hectares, oilseeds in 57.08 lakh hectares and Rice in 8.26 lakh hectares.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during last year this time is as follows:

Lakh hectare

Crop Area sown in 2015-16 Area sown in 2014-15
Wheat 117.32 161.57
Pulses 90.91 97.80
Coarse Cereals 44.40 37.48
Oilseeds 57.08 65.73
Rice 8.26 10.04
Total 317.96 372.61



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