The total sown area as on 6th July, 2018, as per reports received from States, stands at 333.76 lakh hectares as compared to 388.89 lakh hectares at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 67.25 lakh ha, pulses in 33.60 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 57.35 lakh ha,oil seeds in 63.59 lakh ha, sugarcane in 50.44 lakh hectare and cotton in 54.60 lakh ha.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:

                                                                                                                                             Lakh hectares

Crop

Area sown in 2018-19

Area sown in 2017-18

Rice

67.25

79.08

Pulses

33.60

41.67

Coarse Cereals

57.35

66.27

Oilseeds

63.59

73.45

Sugarcane

50.44

49.64

Jute & Mesta

6.93

6.96

Cotton

54.60

71.82

Total

333.76

388.89



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