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Wheat acreage up nearly 10% as rabi sowing nears halfway, shows data

Usually wheat is sown in around 30.5 million hectares of which so far around 15.28 million is already sown

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Rabi crops have been sown in around 35.85 million hectares of land till Friday which is 7.2 per cent more than the area covered during the same period last year

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
With almost 50 per cent of the normal area covered, wheat acreage could see a good jump this year, which is good news for a strong harvest if the weather remains benign in the coming months, according to traders and market players.

Till Friday, November 25, wheat was sown in around 15.28 million hectares, which is almost 10.48 per cent more than the area covered during the same period last year.

As regards other crops, mustard has been sown in around 7.08 million hectares, which is 14.38 per cent more than in the same period in 2021.

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First Published: Nov 25 2022 | 8:31 PM IST

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