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Rabi Crops sowing exceeds 519 lakh Hactares

New Delhi: Rabi crops have sown as on 16th December, 2016 crosses 519 lakh hectares as compared to 490.48 lakh hectares area of the previous year in overall India this season as the preliminary reports received from the states.

Wheat has been sown and transplanted in 256.19 lakh hectares, rice in 8.44 lakh hectares, pulses in 131.80 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 48.53 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 74.31 lakh hectares.

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


Lakh hectare 

Crop Area sown in 2016-17 Area sown in 2015-16
Wheat 256.19 239.45
Rice 8.44 11.94
Pulses 131.80 117.06
Coarse Cereals 48.53 52.51
Oilseeds 74.31 69.53
Total 519.27 490.48