Wheat acreage jumps 5-fold to 7.56 lakh hectares thus far this rabi season

New Delhi: Space beneath protection for wheat jumped over five-fold to 7.56 lakh hectares within the ongoing winter sowing season ‘rabi’, in line with agriculture ministry information. Wheat acreage stood at 1.47 lakh hectares within the year-ago interval.

In case of oilseeds, about 47.10 lakh hectares protection has been reported as on November 4 of this rabi season, in comparison with 40.72 lakh hectares earlier.

Out of complete oilseeds, mustard acreage elevated to 45.71 lakh hectares from 38.14 lakh hectares.

The realm beneath protection for pulses rose to 29.06 lakh hectares from 27.13 lakh hectares.

Nonetheless, the acreage of coarse cereals declined to 7.63 lakh hectares from 8.67 lakh hectares.

Rabi sowing season begins from October. Wheat and mustard are the 2 main crops of the rabi season.

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