Mustard acreage 3.71 mln ha, dn 3.5% on year.

Mustard acreage across the country was down 3.5% on year at 3.71 mln ha as of Thursday. In Rajasthan, the largest mustard producing state, sowing was at 1.47 mln ha, down 27.4%. Though mustard doesn’t need much water, the state did not receive any rainfall during Oct 1-Nov 8.