New Delhi, India
July 13, 2007
Government of India
The area coverage of most of the
kharif crops as compared to last week has gone up considerably
as per data compiled by
The total coverage of kharif rice has gone up to 54.4 lakh ha as
compared to 54.96 lakh hectare at this time last year, the
weekly Crop Weather Watch Group meeting of the Ministry of
Agriculture was informed here today. The coverage was 46.02 lakh
ha last week.
Transplanting of rice is in progress in almost all the States.
Total coarse cereals have covered an area of 80.361 lakh ha as
compared to 86.249 lakh ha the corresponding period last year.
60.78 lakh ha was under coarse cereals on last Friday.
Cotton has been sown in 69.05 lakh ha as compared to 58.01 lakh
ha last year. The coverage last week was 59.6 lakh ha. Out of
this 24.35 lakh hectare is under Bt cotton.
Sugarcane coverage is reported to be 44.37 lakh hectare compared
to 48.13 lakh ha last year, and jute 7.884 lakh hectare (last
year 8.176 lakh ha.). Last week: sugarcane: 45.16 lakh ha, jute:
7.88 lakh ha.
The total coverage of oilseeds so far has been 95.19 lakh ha
last year 87.42 lakh ha. Last week: 42.27 lakh ha.
Pulses cover 40.169 lakh ha land as compared to 47.89 lakh ha at
this time last year. Last week: 26.84 lakh ha.