India kharif sowing acreage reached 6.916 million hectares as on May 26, which increased 10.44 percent from 6.262 million hectares during the same period last year, as per Ministry of Agriculture.
Rice acreage in the country was seen to increase by about 0.11 percent to 0.175 million hectares, when compared to 0.176 million hectares during last year. While Pulses acreage increased to about 0.112 million hectares from 71000 hectares during 2016-17 period.
Acreage under Cereals were estimated at 54000 hectares, which is 147 percent higher than last year's 22000 hectares. Oilseed acreage increased to about 0.127 million hectares, an increase of about three times when compared to 48000 hectares.
Cotton acreage in the country increased by 27.21 percent to 1.124 million hectares when compared to 0.884 million hectares during a year ago period. Sugarcane acreage in the country increased to 4.653 million hectares against 4.387 million hectares, an increase of 6 percent.