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Steady pace: Wheat acreage rises 5.4% due to favourable prices

Highest week-on-week numbers since 2017-18; hopes of strong harvest


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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Wheat sowing continued at a brisk pace during the week ended December 2 and so far around 21.16 million hectares has been brought under the crop, which is 5.38 per cent more than during the same period last year and the best since 2017-18.

In 2017-18, during the same period, it was 19.06 million hectares till December 2, which is the last available comparable data period.

Apart from wheat, the sowing of other rabi crops such as mustard and chana continued at a steady pace during the week, which has raised hopes of a strong harvest if the weather remains

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First Published: Dec 02 2022 | 8:42 PM IST

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