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Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 733 Lakh Hactare Area

Newdelhi:24/7/23:The Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare has released progress of area coverage under kharif crops as on 21st July 2023.

Area: In lakh hactare





Area Sown
Current Year 2023 Last  Year 2022
1 Rice 180.20 175.47
2 Pulses 85.85 95.22
a Arhar 27.20 33.33
b Urdbean 22.91 25.36
c Moongbean 26.12 26.67
d Kulthi 0.18 0.15
e Other pulses 9.44 9.72
3 Shri Anna cum Coarse cereals 134.91 128.75
a Jowar 10.07 9.72
b Bajra 57.99 52.11
c Ragi 1.69 1.67
d Small millets 2.17 2.36
e Maize 63.00 62.89
4 Oilseeds 160.41 155.29
a Groundnut 34.94 34.56
b Soybean 114.48 111.31
c Sunflower 0.47 1.46
d Sesamum 8.73 7.20
e Niger 0.07 0.13
f Castor 1.66 0.53
g Other Oilseeds 0.07 0.10
5 Sugarcane 56.00 53.34
6 Jute & Mesta 6.36 6.92
7 Cotton 109.69 109.99
Total 733.42 724.99

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