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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 If you find this information useful, click on the yellow thumbs up sign under the photo and also share this with your farmer friends using the options given below.
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