NEW DELHI: India has shown pulses in 10.89 lakh hectare during the present sowing season until now, as per the preliminary reports received from the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation. The cultivated area is also higher by 7.33 lakh hectare as against the last year until this date.
Moreover, the progress of sowing report is fully based on reports collected from different Indian states via Directorate of Pulses Development from Punjab, Haryana, amil Nadu, Orissa and West Bengal.
Reports suggested that sugarcane has been planted in 48.61 lakh hectare as against 47.61 lakh hectare last year on this date. It is more than 1.00 lakh hectare compared to last year. The normal area for sugarcane cropping stands at 47.45 lakh hectare.
Higher area coverage has been posted from Uttar Pradesh (0.90 lakh hectare), Tamil Nadu (0.66 lakh hectare), Karnataka (0.50 lakh hectare), Bihar (0.21 lakh hectare), Madhya Pradesh (0.11 lakh hectare), Uttarakhand (0.06 lakh hectare), Maharashtra (0.04 lakh hectare), Punjab (0.03 lakh hectare) and Andhra Pradesh (0.01 lakh hectare).