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Economy Rabi crops sowing crosess 577 lakh ha

Rabi crops sowing crosess 577 lakh ha

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
Wheat 288.98 303.51
Pulses 136.39 139.94
Coarse Cereals 58.18 54.58
Oilseeds 74.91 77.79
Rice 18.84 19.96
Total 577.30 595.78

All figures in lakh hectare.

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