India estimates 2019-20 kharif crop output at 140.57 million tonnes

India’s food grains production during the rainfed Kharif season (2019-20) is estimated at 140.57 million tonnes – 0.8 per cent down from the total output estimated in 2018-19 Kharif. However, it is 6.38 per cent more than average foodgrain production of previous five years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18). As per the first advance estimate released by […]

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India says foodgrains output may fall by 1% to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19

India’s foodgrains production is estimated to decline by 1 per cent to 281.37 million tonnes in 2018-19 despite record rice output, as the country is likely to harvest lower coarse cereals and pulses crops, the government said. The country had produced 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June). “Total foodgrains production in the […]

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India’s wheat plantation acreage surge in rabi season 2018-19; rice, pulses, oilseeds decline

According to the latest official data from the ministry of agriculture, wheat sown in India reached 298.47 lakh hectare so far in the rabi season 2018-19 as against 299.84 lakh hectare a year ago. Sowing of wheat, the main rabi crop, begins from October and harvesting from March-April. However, sowing of rice, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds […]

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Rabi crops sowing in India crosses 586 lakh hectare; wheat, oilseeds acreage down 

As per preliminary reports received from the states, the total area sown under Rabi crops in India as on January 5 stood at 586.37 lakh hectares as compared to 587.62 lakh hectare at the same time in 2017, the government said in a statement. Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 283.46 lakh hectares, rice in 18.77 lakh hectares, pulses in 154.91 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 52.54 lakh hectares […]

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Rabi sowing in India crosses 565 lakh hectare – agri ministry

As per preliminary reports received from the states, the total area sown under rabi crops in India as on December 29, 2017 stands at 565.79 lakh hectares as compared to 571.47 lakh hectare this time in 2016, the agriculture ministry said. Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 273.85 lakh hectares, rice in 16.33 lakh hectares, pulses in 150.63 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 50.71 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds […]

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