637 lakh hectares sown with rabi crops

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Union Agriculture Ministry said on Friday preliminary reports received from the states indicated the total area sown under rabi crops as on January 27 stood at 637.34 lakh hectares as compared to 600.02 lakh hectare for the like period in 2016.

“Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 315.55 lakh hectares, rice in 21.77 lakh hectares, pulses in 159.28 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 56.90 lakh hectares and area sown under oil seeds is 83.84 lakh hectares,” an official release said.