Farm Ministry Says Monsoon Planted Rice Area Down 17.4% in India

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Farm Ministry Says Monsoon Planted Rice Area Down 17.4% in India

India’s June-September monsoon rains were 13% above average as of July 14, according to the India Meteorological Department. Sowing of monsoon-sown crops normally begins in late May and peaks in July, while harvesting starts in late September.

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  • The area allocated for sugarcane has fallen 0.7% to 5.33 million hectares so far this year, while cotton has been planted on 10.28 million hectares, up 6.4% from a year earlier, the ministry said Friday.