Marginal drop in foodgrains production

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.

Total production of rice during 2018-19 is estimated at record 115.63 million tonnes – up by 2.87 million tonnes. Production of Wheat, estimated at record 101.20 million tonnes, is higher by 1.33 million tonnes as compared to wheat production of 99.87 million tonnes achieved during 2017-18. Moreover, the production of wheat during 2018-19 is higher by 6.59 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 94.61 million tonnes. Production of coarse cereals estimated at 43.33 million tonnes is marginally higher by 0.24 million tonnes than the average production.

Total pulses production during 2018-19 is estimated at 23.22 million tonnes which is higher by 2.96 million tones than the five years’ average production of 20.26 million tonnes.

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