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Ample monsoon rains push India's summer crop plantings to record

Updated : August 30, 2020 02:32 PM IST

Farm ministry data shows growers sowed 108.2 million hectares (267.4 million acres) with crops such as rice, corn, cotton, soybeans and sugarcane.
 Planting began on June 1, when monsoon rains typically hit India, where nearly half of farmland does not receive irrigation.
Ample monsoon rains push India's summer crop plantings to record

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