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‘Foodgrain production to be at record 295.67 mn tonnes’

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New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India is all set to harvest a record 295.67 million tonnes of foodgrains in 2019-20 (July-June) as per the third advance estimates released by the Centre on Friday.

As per the report, total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at a record 295.67 million tonnes which is higher by 10.46 million tonnes against the 285.21 million tonnes in the corresponding period.

The production during 2019-20 is higher by 25.89 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2014-15 to 2018-19) average production of foodgrains.

The third advance estimates of production of major crops for 2019-20 was released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, under the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Friday.

The cumulative rainfall in the country during the monsoon season (June to September, 2019) has been 10 per cent higher than the Long Period Average (LPA).

Accordingly, the production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2019-20 has been estimated higher than their normal production. These estimates are subject to revision on account of more precise information coming in over time.

The total production of rice during 2019-20 is estimated at a record 117.94 million tonnes. It is higher by 8.17 million tonnes than the five years’ average production of 109.77 million tonnes.

Production of wheat during 2019-20 is estimated at a record 107.18 million tonnes. It is higher by 3.58 million tonnes as compared to wheat production during 2018-19 and is higher by 11.02 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 96.16 million tonnes.

Production of nutri/coarse cereals estimated at a record 47.54 million tonnes, is higher by 4.48 million tonnes than the production of 43.06 million tonnes achieved during 2018-19. Further, it is also higher by 4.50 million tonnes than the average production.

The total pulses production during 2019-20 is estimated at 23.01 million tonnes which is higher by 2.19 million tonnes than the five years’ average production of 20.82 million tonnes.

The total oilseeds production in the country during 2019-20 is estimated at a record 33.50 million tonnes which is higher by 1.98 million tonnes than the production of 31.52 million tonnes during 2018-19. Further, the production of oilseeds during 2019-20 is higher by 4.10 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.

The total production of sugarcane in the country during 2019-20 is estimated at 358.14 million tonnes.

The production of cotton is estimated at a record 36.05 million bales (of 170 kg each) and is higher by 8.01 million bales than the production of 28.04 million bales during 2018-19. Production of jute & mesta is estimated at 9.92 million bales (of 180 kg each).

–IANS

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