According to the recent release by Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, farmers have covered 108.35 lakh ha area under Rabi oilseeds as on 27th January 2023, up by 7.82% from 100.5 lakh ha. same time last year. Under the major oilseeds, mustard seed has been sown in 97.17 lakh ha, up by 7.69% from 90.23 lakh ha. Rabi Groundnut acreage stands at 5.22 lakh ha, up by 10.83% from 4.71 lakh ha, Rabi Sunflower acreage stands at 0.87 lakh ha, down by 20.91% from 1.1 lakh ha., Sesamum acreage stands at 0.42 lakh ha, up by 2.44% from 0.41 lakh ha. same time last year.