Decline in cotton cultivation
NEW DELHI: There is a decline in cotton cultivation in the country. As per reports received from States, the total sown area as on Friday (9th September 2016) stood at 1054.49lakh hectare compared to 1012.35 lakh hectare this time last year.
It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 380.28 lakh ha, pulses in 143.95 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 187.86 lakh ha, oilseeds in 186.95 lakh ha, sugarcane in 45.77lakh hectare and cotton in 102.13 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 2016-17||Area sown in 2015-16|
|Jute & Mesta||7.56||7.73|