Record sowing this kharif season

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As on September 25, 2020, kharif crops have been sown over 1066.06 lakh hectares (ha), according to the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. 

  • The corresponding period area last year was 1066.06 lakh ha, according to a report on the agri website This is an increase of 4.8 per cent.
  • The total area cropped under rice is  407.14 lakh ha, as compared with 385.71 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year — an increase of 5.56 per cent.
  • The cropping area under pulses is 139.36 lakh ha, up from 133.94 lakh ha, an increase of 5.42 lakh ha. The area under oilseeds has gone up to 197.18 lakh ha, from 179.63 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year. It is an increase of 9.77 per cent.
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