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Kharif crop sowing slows down this year

New Delhi: The total area sown for kharif crop this year has shown a hint of decline. The total sown area as on 6th July, 2018, as per reports received from states, stands at 333.76 lakh hectares as compared to 388.89 lakh hectares at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 67.25 lakh ha, pulses in 33.60 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 57.35 lakh ha, oil seeds in 63.59 lakh ha, sugarcane in 50.44 lakh hectare and cotton in 54.60 lakh ha.

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

Lakh hectares

Crop Area sown in 2018-19 Area sown in 2017-18
Rice 67.25 79.08
Pulses 33.60 41.67
Coarse Cereals 57.35 66.27
Oilseeds 63.59 73.45
Sugarcane 50.44 49.64
Jute & Mesta 6.93 6.96
Cotton 54.60 71.82
Total 333.76 388.89

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