According to a latest update from Agricultural Ministry, the total kharif area stood at 721.36 lakh hectares as on 23rd July 2021, marking a drop of around 9% on year. The acreage under primary crop Rice is down nearly 7%. The kharif oilseeds planting has dropped around 10%. The acreage under coarse cereals is also down around 15%. Sugarcane acreage is up marginally while Cotton plantings are down 7.62%.
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