Kharif crop sowing crosses 943 lakh hectare area

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | August 13, 2017 08:46 IST

The total Kharif sown area stood at 943.45 lakh hectare as compared to 936.95 lakh hectare during the same period last year

The total Kharif sown area stood at 943.45 lakh hectare as compared to 936.95 lakh hectare during the same period last year, showed the data released by the Agriculture Ministry, on Friday.
 
It was reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 320.29 lakh ha, pulses in 127.48 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 167.50 lakh ha, sugarcane in 49.73 lakh hectare and cotton in 117.11 lakh ha.
 
Sowing of oil seeds has witnessed fall as it stood at 154.29 lakh ha in FY18 as compared to 171.15 lakh ha in the corresponding period last year. While sowing of Jute and Mesta stood at 7.05 lakh ha in FY18 over 7.56 lakh ha of FY17.
  
The agricultural crop year in India is from July to June. The Indian cropping season is classified into two main seasons-(i) Kharif and (ii) Rabi based on the monsoon. The kharif cropping season is from July –October during the south-west monsoon. The kharif crops include rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet/bajra, finger millet/ragi (cereals), arhar (pulses), soyabean, groundnut (oilseeds), cotton etc.

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