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Total Rabi Sown Area Exceeds Last Year's Crop Coverage

18 February 2013

INDIA - The sowing of rabi crops is progressing well in different parts of the country. The rabi sowing area has exceeded the area sown by this time last year.

Wheat has been sown in 298.38 lakh hectare (1 lakh hectare = 100,000) as compared to 298.61 lakh hectare in rabi 2011. Total sown area stands at 624.98 lakh hectare today as against 619.73 lakh hectare last year.

Pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds have been sown in more area than last year while wheat and rabi rice lag behind as compared to last year.

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

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