Rabi acreage up to 163 lakh hectares
Rabi crops sowing is in full swing in different parts of the country. Till 10th, Rabi sowing is done in the area of 163.25 lakh hectares in the country. This acreage is more by 18% than last year, indicates the data published by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Returning monsoon was good in various parts of the country. It has helped the Rabi season. As the moisture is still present in the soil, the acreage of Rabi crops might increase in the coming days.
The acreage of wheat has reached up to 27.39 lakh hectares. Last year, during the same period, wheat was sown on 25.72 lakh hectares. The area under wheat has increased in Madhya Pradesh. More pulses are sown than the last year too.
Reference - Agrowon 12th November 17