The government today said sowing of kharif pulses and oilseeds has progressed in different parts of the country.

In Uttar Pradesh, moong has been sown in 1.12 lakh hectares and urad in 38,000 hectares, an official statement said here on Friday.

Moong has been sown in 31,000 hectares in Gujarat and in 40,000 hectares in Bihar.

The crop condition of summer pulses is reported to be satisfactory, the statement added.

Groundnut has been sown in 15,800 lakh hectares so far.

Cotton has been sown in 9.5 lakh hectares as compared to 8.11 lakh hectares last year.

No incidence of insect, pest and disease has been reported by the States, said the report.

Sowing of Jute and Mesta is also in progress and 8.13 lakh hectares has been covered under the cultivation of jute and mesta till date as compared to 7.18 lakh hectares last year.

Sugarcane has been planted in 48.96 lakh hectares so far as compared to 46.69 lakh hectares during the year-ago period.