Total Sown Area of Kharif Crops in 2017

The total sown area as on 21st July 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 685.31 lakh hectare as compared to 673.41 lakh hectare at this time last year.

Kharif crops or monsoon crops are domesticated plants that are cultivated and harvested in South Asia during the rainy season, which lasts from April to October depending on the area.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 177.04 lakh ha, pulses in 93.36 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 130.90 lakh ha, oilseeds in 123.55 lakh ha and cotton in 104.29 lakh ha.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:                                                                                   Lakh hectares 

Crop Area sown in 2017-18 Area sown in 2016-17
Rice 177.04 169.23
Pulses 93.36 90.33
Coarse Cereals 130.90 129.41
Oilseeds 123.55 144.82
Sugarcane 49.15 45.22
Jute & Mesta 7.02 7.54
Cotton 104.29 86.86
Total 685.31 673.41