563 lakh hectares covered this fiscal as against lower value in last fiscal

Q.  As per the data released by the Agriculture Ministry, what is the total area that has been covered till date (18th July’15) as against 346 lakh hectares at this time last year?
- Published on 24 Jul 15

a. 450 lakh hectare
b. 563 lakh hectare
c. 132 lakh hectare
d. 245 lakh hectare

ANSWER: 563 lakh hectare
Crops sowing data released by the Agriculture Ministry reveals that the total area of over 563 lakh hectare has been covered till date as against 346 lakh hectare at this time last year. Rice has been sown in over 132-lakh hectare, which is about six-lakh hectare more than last year. About 56 lakh hectare area has been covered under the cultivation of pulses which is more than double of the sown area under the crop last year.

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