Sowing Area Of Pulses In India 2.5 Times More Than Previous Year

NEW DELHI || The union government has said that the sowing area of pulses this year was more than 2.5 times in comparison to last year under the Kharif crops. An official further said that the area under oilseeds was also considerably higher along with more area going in for rice, coarse cereals and cotton sowing.

It was further informed that due to several steps rolled out by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during COVID 19 pandemic, this has been achieved.

Sowing Area Coverage of Summer Crops:

Rice: About 120.77 lakh ha area coverage under summer rice as compared to 95.73 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

Pulses: About 64.25 lakh ha area coverage under pulses as compared to 24.49 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

Coarse Cereals: About 93.24 lakh ha area coverage under coarse cereals as compared to 71.96 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

Oilseeds: About 139.37 lakh ha area coverage under oilseeds as compared to 75.27 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

Sugarcane: About 50.89 lakh ha area coverage under sugarcane as compared to 50.59 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

Cotton: About 104.82 lakh ha area coverage under cotton as compared to 77.71 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

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