Maize sowing area is at 82.86 lakh hectares as on 2nd Sept 2023 as per NSFM data as against 80.66 lakh hectares in the same period of last year. Jower is at 14.06 lakh hectares (15.57 lakh hectares in last year). Ragi is at 8.13 lakh hectares (7.73 lakh hectares in last year). Bajra is at 70.81 lakh hectares (70.41 lakh hectares in last year) Small millets ar 5.21 lakh hectares (4.77 lakh hectares in last year)