Latest Rabi Crops Sowing Area

IAS Prelims 2023

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 15th  January, 2015 stands at 577.30 lakh hectares.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 288.98 lakh hectares, pulses in 136.39 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 58.18 lakh hectares.

Area sown under oilseeds is 74.91 lakh hectares and Rice is 18.84 lakh hectares.

The area sown so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:

Crop Area sown in 2015-16 Area sown in 2014-15
Wheat 288.98 303.51
Pulses 136.39 139.94
Coarse Cereals 58.18 54.58
Oilseeds 74.91 77.79
Rice 18.84 19.96
Total 577.30 595.78

Area: in Lakh hectares