Advance Estimates of Production of Major Crops

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The 4th Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2016-17 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare in August, 2017.

As per 4th Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2016-17 is as under:

Foodgrains – 275.68 million tonnes (record)
· Rice – 110.15 million tonnes (record)
· Wheat – 98.38 million tonnes (record)
· Coarse Cereals – 44.19 million tonnes (record)
· Maize – 26.26 million tonnes (record)
· Pulses – 22.95 million tonnes (record)
· Gram – 9.33 million tonnes
· Tur – 4.78 million tonnes (record)
· Urad – 2.80 million tonnes (record)
Oilseeds – 32.10 million tonnes
· Soyabean – 13.79 million tonnes
· Groundnut – 7.56 million tonnes
· Rapeseed & Mustard – 7.98 million tonnes
· Castorseed – 1.42 million tonnes
Cotton – 33.09 million bales (of 170 kg each)
Sugarcane – 306.72 million tonnes

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