Rabi moong area up 29.8% YoY at 46,600 ha.

The area under rabi moong crop across the country was up 29.8% on year at 46,600 ha. The area under moong was, however, lower than the normal area for the period at 50,100 ha, based on the average of the last five years. The overall rise in acreage was due to higher sowing in Odisha and Tamil Nadu, the largest growers of rabi moong. So far, sowing of rabi moong has begun only in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu.