India’s rabi crops sowing crosses 442 Lakh hectare 

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on December 11 stood at 442.33 lakh hectares, the government said in a statement.

It said wheat has been sown/transplanted in 202.28 lakh hectares, pulses in 114.51 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 48.92 lakh hectares. Area sown under oilseeds is 65.68 lakh hectares and Rice is 10.94 lakh hectares. The area sown (in lakh hectare) so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:

 

Crop Area sown in 2015-16 Area sown in 2014-15
Wheat 202.28 241.91
Pulses 114.51 115.34
Coarse Cereals 48.92 45.42
Oilseeds 65.68 71.18
Rice 10.94 12.85
Total 442.33 486.69

 

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