Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 242 Lakh Hactare

By | November 22, 2015

Press release by Ministry of Agriculture of Govt of India on 20-November, 2015

           As per preliminary reports received from the fields. The total area sown under Rabi crops as on20th November, 2015 stands to 242.16 lakh hectares.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 78.83 lakh hectares, pulses in 74.06 lakh hectare coarse cereals in 38.48 lakh hectares, oilseeds in 50.56 lakh hectares and Rice in 0.24 lakh hectares.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during last year this time is as follows:

Lakh hectare

Crop Area sown in 2015-16 Area sown in 2014-15
Wheat 78.83 107.35
Pulses 74.06 77.42
Coarse Cereals 38.48 30.87
Oilseeds 50.56 60.51
Rice 0.24 0.80
Total 242.16 276.94


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