New Delhi: As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 15 January 2016 stands at 577.30 lakh hectare.
Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 288.98 lakh hectare, pulses in 136.39 lakh hectare, coarse cereals in 58.18 lakh hectare. The area sown under oilseeds is 74.91 lakh hectare and rice is 18.84 lakh hectare.
The area covered so far and that during last year, this time, is as follows:
|Crop||Area sown in 2015-16||Area sown in 2014-15|
All figures in lakh hectare.