Kharif crop sown over 115.9 lakh hectares

The total area sown under kharif crop as on June 22 stood at 115.9 lakh hectares as against 128.35 lakh hectares at this time last year, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday.

According to the ministry, rice has been sown in 10.67 lakh hectares, pulses in 5.91 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 16.69 lakh hectares, sugarcane in 50.01 lakh hectares, oil seeds in 5.03 lakh hectares, jute and mesta in 6.91 lakh hectares and cotton in 20.68 lakh hectares.

While the area sown under sugarcane is higher this year, the area under rice, pulses, coarse cereals, oil seeds, cotton and jute and mesta has reduced.

--IANS

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