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Area sown under rabi crops falls by 1.5% by 2 February 2018

Area sown under wheat declines by 5.4%

Total area sown for rabi crops touched 63.23 million hectares by 2 February 2018, as per reports received from states released by the department of agriculture cooperation & farmers welfare. This was 1.5 per cent lower compared to the same period last year. On a y-o-y basis, area sown under wheat fell by 5.4 per cent to 30.07 million hectares while area sown for oilseeds decreased by 4.9 per cent to 8.03 million hectares. On the other hand, area under rice increased by 18.2 per cent to 2.86 million hectares by 2 February 2018.

Area sown under rabi crops
Crop FY17 FY18 Y-o-Y%
(million hectares) (million hectares)
Wheat 31.78 30.07 -5.4
Rice 2.42 2.86 18.2
Pulses 15.80 16.65 5.3
Coarse cereals 5.72 5.63 -1.7
Oilseeds 8.44 8.03 -4.9
Total 64.17 63.23 -1.5

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