According to Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, the area under Summer maize is increased by 2 percent to 2,308 thousand hectares as against 2,262 thousand hectares sowed during the same period last year.
Bihar, stands out among the Indian states as the one that contributes the most to the sowing of maize, with 792 thousand hectares. Comparing this to the 636 thousand hectares of sowing over the same period last year, there has been a impressive gain of 25%.
Maharashtra, with its 338 thousand hectares of sown land, comes in second among the states. However, when compared to the 388 thousand hectares over the same period last year, this statistic shows a loss of 13%.