The total sown area as on 6th July, 2018, as per reports received from States, stands at 333.76 lakh hectares (ha) as compared to 388.89 lakh hectares at this time last year. This accounts for a drop of around 14.17%. In other commodities, it is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 67.25 lakh ha, down 15%, pulses in 33.60 lakh ha, down 19.36%, coarse cereals in 57.35 lakh ha, down 13%, oil seeds in 63.59 lakh ha, down 13.40%, sugarcane in 50.44 lakh hectare, up 1.61% and cotton in 54.60 lakh ha, down 24%.

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