Krishi VaartaOutlook Agriculture
Nation Witnessed 283.37 Million Tonnes of Record Food Grains Production in 2018-19
New Delhi: The nation is anticipated to have generated 283.37 million tonnes of food grains in the period 2018-19, which is 17.62 million tonnes greater than in the past five years (2013-14 to 2017-18). However, production is down by 1.64 million tonnes from last year's food grain production of 285.01 million tonnes.
According to the third advance estimate, the country is likely to have a record output of 115.63 million tonnes compared to wheat production of 99.87 million tonnes achieved during 2017-18. The overall food grain production has been down due to fall in the output of coarse grains such as maize, bajra and jowar among others.
There is also a record production of sugarcane at 400.37 million tonnes – higher by 20.46 million tonnes over 2017-18. However, the production of pulses has been down by 8.65% to 23.22 million tonnes from the last year’s production of 25.42 million tonnes. The production of oilseeds stood at 31.42 million tonnes – almost at last year’s level. The output of soybean is 13.74 million tonnes while the rapeseed production is 8.78 million tonnes.
Source: Outlook Agriculture, 3 June 2019
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