Total pulses sowing area till Aug 12 have reached to 113.07 lakh hectares in place of 122.77 lakh hectares of last years corresponding period. Arhar sowingg area is at 40.27 lakh hectares down by 5.35% form 42.55 lakh hectares in the last years corresponding period. Urad sowing area is at 29.55 lakh hectares down by 13.47% from 34.15 lakh hectares in the corresponding period of last year. Moong sowing is at 30.03 lakh hectares lower by 7.26% from 32.38 lakh hectares in the corresponding period of last year as per NFSM data.