Sowing Area under Rabi/Summer Rice and Summer Crops
The area under rabi/summer rice as on today stands at 40.66 as compared to 44.88 lakh hectare in previous year .Total area under rabi rice and summer crops stands at 64.20 lakh hectare as compared to 66.23 lakh hectare in previous year. Summer pulses have increase in sowing area to 7.56 lakh hectare from 5.68 lakh hectare last year. Similarly, sowing area of summer maize and summer coarse cereals have respectively increased to 2.74 lakh hectare and 6.32 lakh hectare compared to 1.97 lakh hectare and 5.60 lakh hectare in previous year.
It is reported that 2.03 lakh hectare area has been covered under summer pulses in Bihar followed by Uttar Pradesh (2.04 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (1.69 lakh ha) Gujarat (0.51 lakh ha) Andhra Pradesh (0.44 lakh ha), West Bengal (0.39 lakh ha), Assam(0.17 lakh ha) Karnataka (0.15 lakh ha), and Telangana (0.13 lakh ha). Sowing of summer oilseeds has been reported from the state of West Bengal (2.82 lakh ha), Karnataka (2.19 lakh ha), Odisha (1.31 lakh ha), Gujarat (1.24 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (0.79 lakh ha),Maharashtra (0.51 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.34 lakh ha), Chhatisgarh (0.25 lakh ha), and Telangana (0.21 lakh ha).