Rabi crops sowing crosess 81 lakh hectare

As compared to 2015, there has been reduction in sowing of crops by appoximately 8 lakh hectares this year

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New Delhi: As per preliminary reports received from the states, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on November 04, 2016 stands at 81.55 lakh hectares as compared to 88.92 lakh hectare this time in 2015.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 4.28 lakh hectares, rice in 9.51 lakh hectares, pulses in 24.16 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 13.84 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 29.79 lakh hectares.

The details on area sown so far and that sown during last year this time in lakh hectare is given below:

Crop Area sown in 2016-17 (hectare) Area sown in 2015-16 (hectare)
Wheat 4.28 2.76
Rice 9.51 6.25
Pulses 24.16 30.07
Coarse Cereals 13.84 29.92
Oilseeds 29.79 19.91
Total 81.58 88.92