Total coarse cereals sowing area is at 178.33 lakh hectares in the place of 176.31 lakh hectares in the same period of last year. Maize sowing area touched to 82.09 lakh hectares (79.99 lakh hectares last year), Jower is at 13.84 lakh hectares ( last year 14.99 lakh hectares) Bajra is at 70 lakh hectares ( last year 69.32 lakh hect- ares) . Ragi sowing area is at 7.63 lakh hectares in the place of 7.46 lakh hectares in the same period of last year

as per NSFM data.