Area under rabi crops up by 23 lakh hectares in 2022-23

Overall acreage of rabi crops in the country during 2022-23 has been higher by nearly 23 lakh hectares (over 3%) compared to the previous year, and around 87 lakh hectares (nearly 14%) more than the normal (average of the last five years) sown area, but the high-focussed nutri-cum-coarse cereals, including millets, could not make similar pace. Coarse cereals, in fact, recorded less than normal acreage while reporting only marginally higher sown area compared to 2021-22.

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