Total Oil seeds kharif sowing area is at 188.56 lakh hectares as against 190.38 lakh hectares in the same period of last year. Soyabean is at 124.71 lakh hectares in the place of 123.60 lakh hectares during the same period of last year. Sunflower is at 0.67 lakh hectares in the place of 1.89 lakh hectares in the same period of last year. Groundnut is at 43.27 lakh hectares ( last year 44.75 lakh hectares). Sesamum is at 11.80 lakh hectares (12.73 lakh hectares last year). Castor is at 7.67 lakh hectares (6.51 lakh hectares last year) as per NFSM data.Cotton sowing area is at 122.56 lakh hectares as against 124.82 lakh hectares during the same period of last year.