At 390 lakh ha, rabi planting inching close to last year’s level

Crop sowing during the current rabi season is inching closer to the acreage covered last year with the shortfall being 1.5 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year, according to sowing data released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday. Farmers across the country have so far covered close to 390 lakh hectares (lh) against 396 lakh ha in the same period the previous rabi season. Wheat area trails Wheat sowing is in a bit of a bother, however. The area under wheat, at 156.8 lh, is 7.5 per […]

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