Saturday, 14 July 2012

Rice Sowing Picks up; Sown in 96.79 Lakh Hectare So Far


According to the latest information received from States, rice has been sown in 96.79 lakh hectare, as compared to 55.4 lakh ha a week back.

Sugarcane and cotton have been sown in more area than the area covered by these crops this time last year.

Though sowing of other major crops is behind last year, sowing has picked up fast as compared to the last week.
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             The cropped areas of major kharif crops as on today as compared to those last week and this time last year are as follows:

                                                                                                                                          Lakh ha)
                                                                   Crop
area on 13.7.2012
area on 6.7.2012 (last week)
normal area for this time of the year
Rice
96.79
55.4
111.63
Coarse cereals
39.76
21.95
79.82
Pulses
20.54
13.04
32.88
Oilseeds
67.7
26.55
78.33
Sugarcane
52.85
52.78
46.97
Cotton
65.22
46.61
70.43
Jute and mesta
8.18
8.17
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