According to the recent release by Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, farmers have covered 108.11 lakh ha area under Rabi oilseeds as on 20th January 2023, up by 7.68% from 100.4 lakh ha. same time last year. Under the major oilseeds, mustard seed has been sown in 97.105 lakh ha, up by 7.68% from 90.181 lakh ha. Rabi Groundnut acreage stands at 5.171 lakh ha, up by 10.04% from 4.699 lakh ha, Rabi Sunflower acreage stands at 0.848 lakh ha, down by 22.98% from 1.101 lakh ha., Sesamum acreage stands at 0.414 lakh ha, up by 1.22% from 0.409 lakh ha. same time last year.