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Rabi crops sowing crosses 146 lakh hectares

New Delhi: The Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry Friday has received the preliminary reports from the state governments. The total area has sown under Rabi Crops as on 11th November, 2016 stands at 146.85 lakh hectares as compared to 126.71 lakh hectares this time in 2015.

 Wheat has been sown or transplanted in 25.72 lakh hectares, rice in 9.68 lakh hectares, pulses in 49.24 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 20.17 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds in 42.03 lakh hectares.

The area sown so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:

 

lakh hectares

Crop Area sown in 2016-17 Area sown in 2015-16
Wheat 25.72 18.65
Rice 9.68 6.46
Pulses 49.24 37.23
Coarse Cereals 20.17 33.26
Oilseeds 42.03 31.11
Total 146.85 126.71