Record kharif crop production

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New Delhi — The total sown area as on 31 July, as per reports received from States, stands at 764.28 lakh hectare as compared to 703.43 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 227.81 lakh ha, pulses in 82.44 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 148.49 lakh hectare, oilseeds in 148.52 lakh ha and cotton in 101.91 lakh ha.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:

Crop Area sown in 2015-16 (in lakh ha) Area sown in 2014-15 (in lakh ha)
Rice 227.81 214.82
Pulses 82.44 68.15
Coarse Cereals 148.49 125.50
Oilseeds 148.52 135.60
Sugarcane 47.33 46.42
Jute & Mesta 7.78 8.11
Cotton 101.91 104.84
Total 764.28 703.43