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Total sown area of rabi crops crosses 592 lakh hectares: Govt.

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, January 19, 2013

The Government today said rabi crops had been sown in 592.02 lakh hectares (ha) so far as compared to 591.56 lakh ha at this time of the season last year.

Quoting figures received from different state, an official statement said wheat had been sown in 294.98 lakh ha (against 295.93 lakh ha at this time last year), rice (rabi) in 8.79 lakh ha (10.49 lakh ha), sorghum in 38.67 lakh ha (37.56 lakh ha), coarse cereals in 60.55 lakh ha (58.37 lakh ha), gram in 91.90 lakh ha (88.91 lakh ha) and pulses in 142.33 lakh ha (143.26 lakh ha).
The statement said rapeseed and mustard had been sown in 67.04 lakh ha (65.23 lakh ha) and oilseeds in 85.37 lakh ha (83.51 lakh ha).

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