Rabi planting area increased by 4.31%
According to data released by the Ministry of Agriculture, as of December 24, 2020, the sown area of rabies crops has increased by 4.31% over the same period last year, reaching 598 billion hectares (lha).
The wheat planting area was 313.24 billion hectares (lha), an increase of 5.33% from the 297 hectares in the same period last year. The pulse area soared by 5.40% to 149 lha. Chana or Gram planting area increased by 8%. The oilseed planting area is about 79.50 lh, an increase of 7.10% over the same period last year.
The area of mustard has soared by 9.23% to 72 hectares. The area planted with coarse grains declined, down 6.70% year-on-year to 43.44 lh. The area of corn and barley decreased by 7.43% and 8.41% respectively