As per reports received
from different States, sowing of rabi crops has begun in some parts of
the country. Preliminary data shows that pulses have been grown in 18.79
lakh ha. so far. This acreage is more than doubled of the average area
under pulses at this time of the year (9.08 LHa) but is lower than the
acreage of this time last year (27.23 LHa).
Oilseeds have been shown in 21.81 lakh hectare as compared to the normal
area (23.56 LHa) and area shown at this time last year (20.15 LHa).