2023-24 Kharif Paddy, sowing area reached to 411.96 lakh hectares which higher by 1.90% from 404.27 lakh hectares in the corresponding period of last year. Total sowing area reached 1107.16 lakh hectares, higher by 0.21% from the 1104.79 lakh hectares in the corresponding period of last year, as per NSFM data.