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 ending on 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 hectare Area sown in 2013-14 Area sown in 2012-13 377.22 106.51 195.95 194.93 48.74 114.51 8.47 1046.32 369.58 101.48 177.72 175.22 50.06 116.04 8.60 998.70

Crop Rice Pulses Coarse Cereals Oilseeds Sugarcane Cotton Jute & Mesta Total

Kindly 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

Sowing of kharif crops shown a steady increase during the week ending on 30th August. The total sown area, as per reports received from States, stands at 1003.82 lakh hectare as compared to 939.61 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 hectare Crop Rice Pulses Coarse Cereals Oilseeds Sugarcane Cotton Jute & Mesta Total

Area sown in 2013-14 354.61 101.81 190.55 188.16 48.74 111.65 8.31 1003.82

Area sown in 2012-13 344.72 88.31 168.13 167.13 50.06 112.83 8.45 939.61

Ministry of Agriculture30-August, 2013 16:49 IST

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