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Sowing of cotton begins
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May '11
As per latest reports received from different States, sowing of kharif pulses and oilseeds has further progressed in different parts of the country.

Cotton has been sown in 9.5 lakh hectare as compared to 8.11 lakh hectare last year. No incidence of insect, pest and disease has been reported by the States.

Sowing of Jute and Mesta is also in progress. 8.13 lakh hectare has been covered under the cultivation of jute and mesta till date as compared to 7.18 lakh hectare last year.

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