Source: PIB Release

Government of India - Ministry of Agriculture

23-August-2013 18:13 IST

Sowing of Maize, Soybean and Sugarcane Exceeds Normal Area for Full Season

As per the latest data received from all over the country, 91% of the normal area for full kharif season has already been sown.  As on today, 968.48 lakh ha. area has been  sown while the normal area for full season is 1068.10 lakh ha.

The total sown area (968.48 lakh ha.) is 107.84% of the area sown at this time last year (898.05 lakh ha). Sowing of maize has crossed the normal sowing area for the full season.  Normal area for maize is 71.48 lakh ha. while this week total area sown under maize is 80.06 lakh ha.

Sowing of soyabean has crossed the normal sowing area. Normal sowing area of soyabean is 95.70 lakh ha. which increased to 121.81 lakh ha this week. Sugarcane sowing has crosses the normal sowing area which is 47.13 lakh ha. this week 48.53 lakh ha area sown under sugarcane.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:

 lakh hectare

 

Crop

Area sown in 2013-14

Area sown in 2012-13

Rice

324.73

315.43

Pulses

99.63

85.32

Coarse Cereals

189.35

165.34

Oilseeds

186.60

162.02

Sugarcane

48.53

50.06

Cotton

111.34

111.53

Jute & Mesta

8.31

8.36

Total

968.48

898.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MP: BK:VBK:CP: weatherwatch (23.8.2013) (PIB Release)