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Kharif Oilseeds Sowing Progress

Published on: Aug 12, 02:35

The area coverage under soybean, as on 11th August, is reported down 9.22% at 101.59 lakh hectares compared to 111.91 lakh hectares at the same period last year. The area under groundnut is reported lower by 13.12% at 36.50 lakh hectares and that of sunflower is reported lower by 17.94% at 1.16 lakh hectares.

The total sown area under kharif oilseeds, as on 11th August, is lower compared to the previous year’s level which is down by 9.85% at 154.29 lakh hectares compared to 171.15 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year.

(Source: Ministry of Agriculture)