Kharif coverage down 6.6% despite improved rainfall

Kharif coverage down 6.6% despite improved rainfall

Paddy sowing worst affected with area down 12.5 per cent at 223 lakh ha

Notwithstanding a moderate improvement in rainfall, kharif sowing across the country failed to register a corresponding increase with total area sown remaining at 788.5 lakh hectares (lh), about 6.6 per cent lower than 844 lh covered in the corresponding week in the previous kharif season, according to data released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.
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