Farmers have planted crops in a record 111.68 million hectares including 40.17 million hectares rice planting, which is 5.56% more than last year. Area under pulses has risen 4% to to 13.93 million hectares.
“Harvesting for cotton, pulses, oilseeds and coarse cereals like bajra, bake and ragi has also started. So far, harvesting has been completed across 6.5% of the total sown area,” said a senior agriculture ministry official.
The government has estimated record production of foodgrains at 144.52 million tonnes this Kharif after record planting.
Crop Planting as on September 25, 2020
Area in hectare, total is not the sum of above.