According to the recent release by Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, farmers have covered 109.84 lakh ha area under Rabi oilseeds as on 3rd February 2023, up by 7.32% from 102.35 lakh ha. same time last year. Under the major oilseeds, mustard seed has been sown in 98.02 lakh ha, up by 7.42% from 91.25 lakh ha. Rabi Groundnut acreage stands at 5.67 lakh ha, up by 8.41% from 5.23 lakh ha, Rabi Sunflower acreage stands at 0.91 lakh ha, down by 22.22% from 1.17 lakh ha., Sesamum acreage stands at 0.51 lakh ha, up by 3.77% from 1.17 lakh ha. same time last year.