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Rabi Sowing 2022: Wheat sown 59 percent more than last year, area under pulses also increased

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Last year, where gram was sown in 5.91 lakh hectares, this time it has been sown in 6.96 lakh hectares.
So far this year, the area under mustard and rapeseed has also increased as compared to last year.
The planting of Rabi paddy has also increased so far this year, which has reached 4.02 lakh hectares.

New Delhi. Sowing of Rabi season 2022 crops has started in India. The data released by the government on Friday showed that this time the sowing of wheat in the country has increased by 59 percent as compared to the same period last year. The area under pulse crops has also increased as compared to last year. At the same time, if we talk about the total sown, then this year the sown area has increased by 10.51 lakh hectares as compared to the Rabi season of 2021.

Apart from wheat, other major crops of Rabi season include gram and mustard. Rice is also sown in the Rabi season in some parts of the country. Sowing of Rabi crops starts in October. Harvesting of Rabi crops starts in March. In the Rabi season of 2021-22, where wheat was sown in 34,000 hectares, in the current Rabi season of 2022-23 crop year so far farmers have sown wheat on 54,000 hectares of land.

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sowing is gaining momentum
As per the latest sowing data, sowing of wheat is going on in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir. Till October 28, wheat was sown in about 39,000 hectares in Uttar Pradesh, 9,000 hectares in Uttarakhand, 2,000 hectares in Rajasthan and 1,000 hectares in Jammu and Kashmir. The area under sowing of pulses has increased to 8.82 lakh hectare so far this rabi season from 5.91 lakh hectare in the same period a year ago. This time so far sowing of gram has been more in pulse crops. Last year, where gram was sown in 5.91 lakh hectares, this time it has been sown in 6.96 lakh hectares.

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mustard seed increased
So far, sowing of oilseed crops has been done in 19.69 lakh hectares. At the same time, till this period last year, farmers had sown oilseed crops on 15.13 lakh hectares of land. So far this year, the area under mustard and rapeseed has also increased as compared to last year. Mustard and rapeseed were sown in 14.21 lakh hectares till October 28 last year, which has increased to 18.99 lakh hectares this year.

More sowing of coarse cereals and rice
So far this year, coarse cereals have been sown in 4.68 lakh hectares. Whereas, till October 28 last year, it was sown in only 2.31 lakh hectares. The planting of Rabi paddy has also increased so far this year. Last year, where paddy was sown in 3.54 lakh hectares till October 28, so far this year paddy has been sown in 4.02 lakh hectares.

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