A good monsoon this year, has encouraged farmers to sow more crop and hence has increased the acreage during the Kharif season. As per the reports received from States, the total sown area as on 04th August 2017 stands at 878.23 lakh hectare as compared to 855.85 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 280.03 lakh ha, pulses in 121.28 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 156.95 lakh ha, sugarcane in 49.71 lakh hectare and cotton in 114.34 lakh ha.

According to government release the acreage has been as such :





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