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Major crops forecast for the Kharif season 2019-20
New Delhi: The Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmer Welfare has released the preliminary estimates for Kharif crops this year, ie 2019-20. So far this preliminary estimate has been made based on data from various states. According to these figures, the total foodgrain production in the country will be 140.57 million tonnes this year. These include 100.35 million tonnes of rice, 32 million tonnes of nutritious cereals, pulses- 8.23 million tonnes, tur- 3.54 million tonnes, maize- 19.89 million tonnes.
Total production of oilseeds is estimated at 22.39 million tonnes. It will contain beans - 13.50 and groundnut 6.31 million tonnes. Cotton production will reach 32.27 million tonnes this year. Sugarcane production is estimated at 377.77 million tonnes.
Considering the monsoon rainfall data so far, the country has received 4% more rainfall than average by mid-September.
Source - Krishi Jagran, 25 September 2019
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