Kharif Crop sown in 56.22 Lakh Hectare
NEW DELHI: There is an increase in crop sown area in the country. According the data released Friday, the total sown area as on May 22, as per reports received from States, stands at 56.22 lakh hectare as compared to 49.04 lakh hectare at this time last year.
Sown area coverage of crops is higher in comparison to the previous kharif season. It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 2.68 lakh ha, sugarcane in 40.70 lakh hectare and cotton in 6.12 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 2015-16||Area sown in 2014-15|
|Jute & Mesta||6.72||6.18|