The total sown area as on 15th July, 2016 as per reports received from States, stands at 559.76 lakh hectare as compared to 548.38 lakh hectare at this time last year.
It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 123.93 lakh ha, pulses in 71.07 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 105.98 lakh ha, oilseeds in 130.12 lakh ha, sugarcane in 45.78 lakh hectare and cotton in 75.41 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 2016-17||Area sown in 2015-16|
|Jute & Mesta||7.47||7.67|