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Area Coverage under Rabi Crops

As per Rabi Crops data released by Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, total area coverage as on today under Rabi crops moves to 586.05 lakh hectares while last year’s sowing area was at 624.82 lakh hectare. Wheat’s sowing area is at 305.6 lakh hectares as compared to last year’s 313.69 lakh hectares. The area under sowing of total Coarse cereals is at 56.43 lakh hectares as compared to last year’s 59.61 lakh hectares. The area under sowing of Gram is at 81.97 lakh hectares this year while the last year’s figure was 98.68 lakh hectares. Area coverage under Total Pulses is at 133.55 lakh hectares while the last year’s sowing area coverage was 150.00 lakh hectares. Similarly sowing area under total oilseeds is at 78.47 lakh hectares as compared to 86.92 lakh hectares last year.

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