Data – India’s kharif sowing area

India’s Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare released the following details of the area under kharif sowing as of July 24: Rice: About 220.24 lakh ha area coverage under rice as compared to 187.70 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Pulses: About 99.71 lakh ha area coverage under pulses as compared […]

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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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Cabinet approves extension of jute packaging norms for foodgrains and sugar

The Cabinet has approved extension of norms for mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar in jute material for the Jute Year 2019-20. The decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, mandates that 100 per cent of the foodgrains and 20 per cent of sugar will be mandatorily […]

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India’s foodgrains production almost flat at 284.95 million tonnes in 2018-19: Government of India

India’s foodgrains production is almost flat at 284.95 million tonnes in 2018-19 crop year due to fall in pulses and coarse cereals output even as the country harvested record rice as well as wheat crops, according to the Fourth Advance Estimates of Production of Foodgrains for 2018-19 released by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ […]

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Indian government pegs foodgrains production at 283.37 million tonnes in 2018-19

India’s foodgrains production in 2018-19 is estimated at 283.37 million tonnes which is higher by 17.62 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18) average production of foodgrain, but lower than the 285 million tonnes foodgrains produced in the previous year, according to the third advance foodgrain estimates released by the Agriculture Ministry. […]

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