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Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 442 Lakh Hectare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 8thDecember, 2017 stands at 442.29 lakh hectares as compared to 448.48 lakh hectare this time in 2016.

            Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 190.87 lakh hectares, rice in 11.87 lakh hectares, pulses in 127.62 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 44.14 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 67.79 lakh hectares.

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

                                                                                                                                   Lakh hectare

Crop Area sown in 2017-18 Area sown in 2016-17
Wheat 190.87 203.56
Rice 11.87 8.98
Pulses 127.62 119.73
Coarse Cereals 44.14 44.05
Oilseeds 67.79 72.16
Total 442.29 448.48

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