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Kharif sowing acreage comes down

New Delhi: The total area sown under Kharif crop has witnessed a decline from  128.35 lakh hectares ,last year to 115.90 lakh hectare, as recorded on 22nd of june 2018,.

The area of rice sown has fallen from 11.17 ha last year to 10.67 ha this year. Area for  pulses is recorded to be 5.91 ha this year as compared to 7.82 ha last year.

Following is table for comparative understanding of the area under cultivation:

Crop Area sown in 2018-19 Area sown in 2017-18
Rice 10.67 11.17
Pulses 5.91 7.82
Coarse Cereals 16.69 18.34
Oilseeds 5.03 9.93
Sugarcane 50.01 49.48
Jute & Mesta 6.91 6.91
Cotton 20.68 24.70
Total 115.90 128.35

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