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Total Sown Area Crosses 420 Lakh Hectares; Exceeds Crop Coverage at this Time Last Year

New Delhi: December 7,2012

As per reports received from different States, sowing of rabi crops is progressing well in different parts of the country.

The rabi sowing area has exceeded the area sown by this time last year.  Wheat has been sown in 187.35 lakh hectare as compared to 181.67 lakh hectare rabi in 2011. 

 

Total sown area stands at 420.63 lakh hectare today as against 419.67 lakh hectare last yearThe details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below: -

 

(Area in lakh hectare)

Crops

Area Sown (2012-13)

Area Sown (2011-12)

Wheat

183.35

    181.67

Rice (Rabi)

                     1.09

    1.45

Coarse Cereals

                   48.14

    47.84

Pulses

                  116.11

  117.11

Oilseeds

                    71.94

     71.40

Total Rabi Area

                  420.63

   419.47

 
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