India's Foodgrain Production Likely To Hit Record 315.72 Million Tonne For 2021-22: Govt

by Swarajya Staff - Aug 17, 2022 01:40 PM +05:30 IST
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The production of foodgrains in India is estimated at record 315.72 million tonne during 2021-22, which is higher by 4.98 million tonne than the production of foodgrain during 2020-21, an official release said on Wednesday (17 August).

The production during 2021-22 is higher by 25 million tonne than the previous five years’ (2016-17 to 2020-21) average production of foodgrains, according to the fourth advance estimates of production of major agricultural crops released by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

The ministry estimates record production of rice, maize, gram, pulses, rapeseed and mustard, oilseeds and sugarcane.

As per the fourth advance estimates, total production of rice during 2021-22 is estimated at record 130.29 million tonne, wheat at 106.84 million tonne, nutri/coarse cereals at 50.90 million tonne.

Total pulses production during 2021-22 is estimated at record 27.69 million tonne which is higher by 3.87 million tonne than the last five years’ average production of 23.82 million tonne, the Agriculture Ministry said in a release.

Meanwhile, total oilseeds production in the country during 2021-22 is estimated at record 37.70 million tonne while the sugarcane production is estimated at record 431.81 million tonne.

Further, production of cotton and jute and mesta is estimated at 31.20 million bales (each of 170 kg) and 10.32 million bales (each of 180 kg), respectively, according to the estimates.

On the occasion, Agriculture Ministry Narendra Singh Tomar said that, this record production of so many crops is the result of the farmer-friendly policies of the Central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as tireless hard work of the farmers and the diligence of the scientists.

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