Kharif Crop sowing in India update
Kharif Sowing Crosses 1046 Lakh Hectare Mark
The total kharif sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week endingon 4.10.2013 stands at 1046.32 lakh hectare as compared to 998.70 hectare at this time last year.The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:lakh hectareKindly note that in
last week’s figures, released on 27.9.2013, figures for pulses were wrongly
reproduced. The pulses area for 27.9.2013 may be read as 106.22 lakh hectare.
MP: SS:VBK:CP: weatherwatch (4.10.2013)
India Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 1000 Lakh Hectare Mark
Crop Area sown in 2013-14 Area sown in 2012-13Rice 377.22 369.58Pulses 106.51 101.48Coarse Cereals 195.95 177.72Oilseeds 194.93 175.22Sugarcane 48.74 50.06Cotton 114.51 116.04Jute & Mesta 8.47 8.60Total 1046.32 998.70