Krishi VaartaOutlook Agriculture
Grain Production to be 28.13 Million Tonnes in Current Crop Season
New Delhi. In the Kharif season, 9% of the rainfall was less than the average in the country, so drought has been declared in several parts in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Bihar. Despite this, grain production in the country is expected to be 28.13 million tonnes in the current crop season 2018-19, while 27.74 million tonnes of grain were produced in the last year 2017-18.
According to the second advance estimate released by the Ministry of Agriculture, rice is estimated at 11.56 million tonnes in the country in the 2018-19 crop season, which is more than 11.10 million tonnes in the second estimate of the 2017-18 crop season. Wheat production is also expected to be record 991 lakh tonnes, compared to 971 lakh tonnes of wheat produced last year.
Source - Outlook Agriculture, 28 February 2019
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