The total sown area as on 04th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 878.23 lakh hectare as compared to 855.85 lakh hectare at this time last year.
It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 280.03 lakh ha, pulses in 121.28 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 156.95 lakh ha, sugarcane in 49.71 lakh hectare and cotton in 114.34 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 2017-18||Area sown in 2016-17|
|Jute & Mesta||7.04||7.55|