4% Drop on Wheat Sowing Area
Wheat has been sown in 298.67 lakh hectares which is 4.0% lower than last year. This can be signal of firm wheat prices in coming year.
As per latest estimates issued by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Rabi crops sowing has crossed 617 Lakh Hectare, which is drop of 0.5% against last year.
Other crops sown/transplanted as – Rice in 22.32 lakh hectares, Pulses in 163.11 lakh hectares, Coarse Cereals in 54.58 lakh hectares and area sown under Oilseeds is 79.11 lakh hectares.
The area sown so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:
|Crop||Area sown in 2017-18||Area sown in 2016-17|