Wheat acreage goes upto 249 lakh ha, Rabi sowing progressing

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New Delhi, Dec 28 (UNI) Wheat has been sown in 249.34 lakh ha as compared to 263.31 lakh ha at the end of last year, as per data compiled by Agriculture Ministry.

The sowing is progressing well in the present Rabi season.

So far, 4.01 lakh ha area has come under winter rice as against 2.58 lakh ha last year.

Coarse cereals have been sown in 64.57 lakh ha as compared to 62.96 lakh ha by this time in 2006.

Rabi oilseeds have been sown in 81.94 lakh ha as compared to 90.43 lakh ha in the last rabi. Mustard/rapeseed coverage has reached 59.55. lakh ha (last rabi, up to this time: 65.36 lakh ha).

Rabi pulses cover 121.32 lakh ha (last year: 124.32 lakh ha).

Gram coverage has reached 75.12 lakh ha (vs. 76.52 lakh ha by this time last year).

UNI

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