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The Sowing of Rabi Crops crosses the previous record

New Delhi: The total sowing area of Rabi crop has crossed the previous record.  As per the states reports received in the Agriculture Ministry, the total sown area under Rabi crops as on 23rd December, 2016 stands at 554.91 lakh hectares as compared to 523.40 lakh hectare this time in 2015.


Wheat has been sown or transplanted in 278.62 lakh hectares, rice in 9.33 lakh hectares, pulses in 138.25 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in50.63 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 78.08 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 278.62 259.37
Rice 9.33 13.27
Pulses 138.25 125.73
Coarse Cereals 50.63 54.91
Oilseeds 78.08 70.12
Total 554.91 523.40