India says total foodgrains production in 2017/18 estimated at record high of 277.49 million tonnes

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The estimated production of various crops in India in 2017-18 has been pegged at 277.49 million tonnes, the agriculture ministry said in its second advance estimate data.

Details:

  • Foodgrains – 277.49 million tonnes (record)
    • Rice – 111.01 million tonnes (record)
    • Wheat – 97.11 million tonnes
    • Coarse Cereals – 45.42 million tonnes (record)
    • Maize – 27.14 million tonnes (record)
    • Pulses – 23.95 million tonnes (record)
    • Gram – 11.10 million tonnes (record)
    • Tur – 4.02 million tonnes
    • Urad – 3.23 million tonnes (record)
  • Oilseeds – 29.88 million tonnes
    • Soyabean – 11.39 million tonnes
    • Groundnut – 8.22 million tonnes
    • Castorseed – 1.50 million tonnes
  • Cotton – 33.92 million bales (of 170 kg each)
  • Sugarcane – 353.23 million tonnes

Production of rice has increased by 1.31 million tonnes than the production of 109.70 million tonnes during 2016-17. It is also higher by 4.71 million tonnes than the five years’ average production of 106.29 million tonnes, the ministry said in a statement.

It said production of wheat estimated at 97.11 million tonnes is lower by 1.40 million tonnes as compared to record wheat production of 98.51 million tonnes achieved during 2016-17. However, the production of wheat during 2017-18 is higher by 3.77 million tonnes than the average wheat production.

Production of coarse cereals estimated at record 45.42 million tonnes is higher than the average production by 3.72 million tonnes. Further, it is also higher by 1.65 million tonnes as compared to their production of 43.77 million tonnes achieved during 2016-17.

Total production of pulses in 2017-18 is estimated at record 23.95 million tonnes, which is higher by 0.82 million tonnes than the previous year’s production of 23.13 million tonnes. Moreover, the production of pulses during 2017-18 is higher than the five years ‘average production by 5.10 million tonnes.

Total oilseeds production in the country during 2017-18 is estimated at 29.88 million tonnes which is lower by 1.39 million tonnes than the production of 31.28 million tonnes during 2016-17. However, the production of oilseeds during 2017-18 is marginally higher by 0.34 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production, the statement said.

With a significant increase by 47.16 million tonnes over 2016-17, total production of sugarcane in the country during 2017-18 is estimated at 353.23 million tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2017-18 is also higher by 11.19 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 342.04 million tonnes, the statement added.

It said that production of Cotton estimated at 33.92 million bales (of 170 kg each) is higher than the previous year’s production of 32.58 million bales. Further, it is also higher by 0.41 million bales than its average production of 33.50 million bales.

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