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Harvesting of Rabi crops is on schedule in the country: Govt

Government has said harvesting of Rabi crops is on schedule in the country and 81.55 percent of wheat sown has already been harvested. State-wise harvesting has also increased and reached 99 percent in Rajasthan, 96 percent in Madhya Pradesh, 80 percent in Uttar Pradesh, 65 percent in Haryana and 60 percent in Punjab. Harvesting is at its peak in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh and is likely to be completed by the end of this month.

Of the pulses sown in over 158 lakh hacteres, harvesting has been completed for gram, lentil, urd, mung and field pea. For sugarcane, out of the total sown in over 48 lakh hectares, harvesting has been completed in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, and Telangana. Amongst the oilseed crops, Rapeseed Mustard which was sown in around 70 lakh hectares, 100 percent  has been harvested in  Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam.

 

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