India’s foodgrain output to rise 2% in 2020-21 to a record 303.34 million tonnes: Agri Ministry

India’s foodgrain production is estimated to rise by 2 per cent in 2020-21 crop year to an all-time high of 303.34 million tonnes on better output of rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals amid good monsoon rains last year, the agriculture ministry said. Crop year runs from July-June. In the 2019-20 crop year, the country’s […]

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Pandemic may uplift India’s cash-strapped state-run food procurement agencies

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While the global pandemic has devastated many businesses, it may help usher in the turnaround of a vital section of the Indian food industry — state-run food procurement agencies. India, one of the world’s largest producer of wheat and rice, relies on state-run procurement agencies such as the behemoth Food Corporation of India (FCI) to collect […]

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India says expecting record 297.65 million tonnes of foodgrain production in 2019-20

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Food grain production in India in the 2019-20 crop year is estimated at a record 295.67 million tonnes, which is higher by 10.46 million tonnes than the production of 285.21 million tonnes achieved during 2018-19, the agriculture ministry said while releasing the third advance output estimate for the period. The production during 2019-20, however, is higher […]

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India sets foodgrain production target at record 285.2 million tonnes for 2018-19

The government of India has set a target of record 285.2 million tonne of foodgrain production in the 2018-19 crop year despite deficit rains so far this monsoon. India harvested a record 284.83 million tonnes of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June). Harvesting of Kharif (summer sown) crops will begin from end of this […]

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