The total sown area as on 8th September 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 1041.17 lakh hectare as compared to 1049.87 lakh hectare at this time last year.
It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 371.46 lakh ha, pulses in 139.17 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 183.43 lakhha, sugarcane in 49.88 lakh hectare and cotton in 120.98 lakh ha.
The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:
|Crop||Area sown in 2017-18||Area sown in 2016-17|
|Jute & Mesta||7.05||7.56|