Rabi sown area crosses 616 lakh hectare
New Delhi, Feb 8 : As per reports received from different States, sowing of rabi crops is progressing well in different parts of the country.
The rabi sowing area has exceeded the area sown by this time last year.
Wheat has been sown in 298.19 lakh hectare as compared to 298.61 lakh hectare in rabi 2011.
Total sown area stands at 616.75 lakh hectare today as against 615.53 lakh hectare last year.
While wheat and rabi rice lag behind last year, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds have been sown in more area than last year, said the government on Friday.