Over 68 lakh hectares sown under summer rice this year: Govt

The Agriculture Ministry has said, it is taking several measures to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during COVID 19 pandemic. The Ministry said, there has been noteworthy progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops. It said, over 68 lakh hectare area have been brought under sowing of summer rice this year as compared to 49.23 lakh hectare during the corresponding period of last year.

Pulses have been sown in about 36.82 lakh hectare as compared to 9.46 lakh hectare during the corresponding period of last year. The Ministry said, over 109 lakh hectare  area have been brought under sowing of oilseeds as compared to 33.63 lakh hectare  during the corresponding period of last year. It said, sugarcane has been sown in about 50.62 lakh hectare area as compared to 49.86 lakh hectare in comparison to the corresponding period of last year. 

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