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India Winter Rice Crop Planting Area Reaches 106,000 Hectares; Up 22% from Last Year

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Planting area under India’s Rabi rice (winter) crop has reached around 106,000 hectares as of November 29, 2013, up about 22% from around 87,000 hectares recorded during the same time last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. India’s Rabi rice crop accounts for about 10 – 15% of total annual rice production in the country.

India’s total Rabi planting area (including rice and other grains) stands at around 39.6 million hectares, up about 6% from around 37.5 million hectares during this time last year.

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