Source: PIB Release

Government of India - Ministry of Agriculture

26-July-2013 16:44 IST

Area Under Pulses Increase by 90% Compared to Last Year

Sowing of kharif crops has picked up further in this week. The total sown area as on 26th July, as per reports received from States, stands at 747.78 lakh hectare as compared to 635.05 hectare at this time last year.

Area coverage under oilseeds, particularly in groundnut and soybean, is higher compared to the previous kharif season due to timely onset of monsoon and widespread distribution of rainfall in oilseeds growing regions.

Pulses sown area has increase by 90% compared to last year.

 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

196.38

184.24

Pulses

73.62

39.52

Coarse Cereals

148.82

117.48

Oilseeds

167.15

138.30

Sugarcane

48.48

50.04

Cotton

105.06

97.24

Jute & Mesta

    8.27

  8.22

Total

747.78

635.05

A print quality infographic on the crop sowing trend is available at pib.nic.in

MP:SS: BK:CP: weatherwatch (26.7.2013) (Source: PIB Release)