New Delhi, India
August 31, 2007
Government of India
The area coverage of kharif crops
as compared to 30th August last year has gone up considerably as
per data compiled by Agriculture Ministry.
The total coverage of kharif rice has gone up to 337 lakh ha as
compared to 334.18 lakh hectare at this time last year, the
weekly Crop Weather Watch Group meeting of the Ministry of
Agriculture was informed here today.
The sowing of rice is at ending stage in the states of Gujarat,
Haryana and Rajasthan. In rest of the states transplanting is at
Total coarse cereals have covered an area of 207.42 lakh ha as
compared to 195.87 lakh ha at this time last year.
Cotton has been sown in 90.2 lakh ha as compared to 86.14 lakh
ha last year. Out of this, 53.33 lakh hectare is under Bt
Sugarcane coverage is reported to be 51.04 lakh hectare compared
to 48.32 lakh ha last year, and jute 7.89 lakh hectare (last
year 8.18 lakh ha.).
The total coverage of oilseeds so far has been 170.15 lakh ha as
compared to 156.42 lakh ha on August 30, last year. Soyabean has
been sown in 9 % and groundnut in 14% higher area as compared to
that in 2006.
Pulses cover an area of 115.3 lakh ha against 108.3 lakh ha up
to this time last year.