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Agriculture Ministry: Mustard seed sowing up 22%; wheat slightly down this rabi season: Agriculture Ministry

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Area sown underneath rapeseed/mustard seed crop is increased 22.46 per cent to 88.54 lakh hectare, whereas the protection underneath wheat crop stays slightly decrease thus far within the ongoing 2021-22 rabi season, in accordance with the newest information launched by the agriculture ministry. Wheat, the primary rabi crop, has been planted at 325.88 lakh hectare as on Friday, in contrast with 329.11 lakh hectare within the year-ago interval, it stated.

Sowing of rabi crops like wheat begins in October and harvesting from April onwards.

According to the information, whole space underneath oilseeds has elevated sharply to 97.07 lakh hectare as on December 31, 2021 from 80.64 lakh hectare within the year-ago interval.