Rice acreage down 13% till Aug 5 due to rain shortfall

The area covered under paddy stood at 274.30 lakh hectare as on August 5, against 314.14 lakh hectare in the corresponding period last year, according to data released by the agriculture ministry on Monday.

Rice acreage down 13% till Aug 5 due to rain shortfall
The area covered under paddy stood at 274.30 lakh hectare as on August 5, against 314.14 lakh hectare in the corresponding period last year, according to data released by the agriculture ministry on Monday.