India’s second advance estimate pegs 2018/19 foodgrains output at 281.37 million tonnes

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The second advance estimate of key crops released by the government pegs India’s total foodgrains production in 2018/19 at 281.37 million tonnes. According to a government statement, foodgrains production is higher by 3.89 million tonnes than 277.49 million tonnes in 2nd Advance Estimates of 2017-18. Further, the production during 2018-19 is higher by 15.63 million tonnes than […]

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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 foodgrain production, procurement may hit record high in FY19

India’s foodgrain production is estimated to grow to an all-time high of 284.83 million tonnes in the 2017-18 crop year ending June, driven by record output in wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses after a normal monsoon, according to the Agriculture Ministry. “As per the fourth advance estimates on September 26, 2018, wheat production is […]

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India’s sugar mills produce 39.7 lakh tonnes till Nov 30; set to reach another record

Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), an industry body in its report has stated that Indian Sugar mills have produced 39.73 lakh tonnes of sugar till November 30, 2018. The figure is almost similar to the sugar production of 39.14 lakh tonnes during same period of previous year. According to a release issued by ISMA: “As […]

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USDA predict global sugar output to fall by 9 million tonnes in 2018-19

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has forecast that world sugar production will fall about 9 million tonnes in 2018/19 to 185.9 million tonnes, while global consumption swells to new records. In its half yearly report, the USDA said the decline in global production was primarily due to Brazil, where yields have been lower and where […]

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Australia accuses India of breaching WTO limits by its sugarcane subsidy

Australia has claimed that India’s annual subsidies to sugarcane producers have breached the allowed limits by as much as ten-fold in the past six years, Australia told the World Trade Organization in a document published by the world body. Australia claims that India had not reported any subsidies for sugarcane or its derived products since […]

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Encouraged by the government, Indian distillers to add 250 million litres of new capacity for ethanol

Encouraged by the government’s decision to allow production of ethanol directly from sugarcane, independent distilleries are planning to commence their operations in October this year. The decision assumes significance in the wake of bumper cane output this year, the second year in a row. The government of India has announced interest subvention for both, greenfield and brownfield […]

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