Main Kharif Crops of India: Latest Sown Area

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The total sown area as on 23rd June 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 130.74 lakh hectare as compared to 119.28 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 16.70 lakh ha, pulses in 5.97 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 17.71 lakh ha, sugarcane in 47.52 lakh hectare and cotton in 24.70 lakh ha.

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

Crop Area sown in 2017-18 Area sown in 2016-17
Rice 16.70 15.97
Pulses 5.97 9.01
Coarse Cereals 17.71 15.94
Oilseeds 11.24 7.23
Sugarcane 47.52 44.82
Jute & Mesta 6.91 7.24
Cotton 24.70 19.07
Total 130.74 119.28

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