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Sowing Area under Rabi Rice and Summer Crops

As per the latest reports received from States, the area under rabi rice as on today stands at 39.43 lakh hectare as compared to 43.55 lakh hectare at this time last year. Total area under rabi rice and summer crops moves to 52.20 lakh hectare as compared to 55.28 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that 0.53 lakh hectare area has been covered under summer pulses in Bihar followed by Gujraat (0.30 lakh ha), Utter Pradesh (0.20 lakh ha), West Bengal (0.17lakh ha), Karnataka (0.15 lakh ha), and Madhya Pradesh (0.05 lakh ha). Sowing of summer oilseeds has been reported from the state of Karnataka (2.19 lakh ha), West Bengal (1.85 lakh ha), Odisha (1.26 lakh ha), (Gujarat (0.98 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (0.68 lakh ha), Maharashtra (0.38 lakh ha),Andhra Pradesh (0.34 lakh ha), Chhatisgarh (0.25 lakh ha), and Telangana (0.21 lakh ha).

GG:SB:CP/weather watch/27.03.2015

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