Food Grains Production in India: Latest Data

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The 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2016-17 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

As per 3rd Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2016-17 is as under:

Foodgrains – 273.38 million tonnes (record)
· Rice – 109.15 million tonnes (record)
· Wheat – 97.44 million tonnes (record)
· Coarse Cereals – 44.39 million tonnes (record)
· Maize – 26.14 million tonnes (record)
· Pulses – 22.40 million tonnes (record)
· Gram – 9.08 million tonnes
· Tur – 4.60 million tonnes (record)
· Urad – 2.93 million tonnes (record)

Oilseeds – 32.52 million tonnes
· Soyabean – 14.01 million tonnes
· Groundnut – 7.65 million tonnes
· Castorseed – 1.55 million tonnes

Cotton – 32.58 million bales (of 170 kg each)

Sugarcane – 306.03 million tonnes

Production of Jute & Mesta estimated at 10.27 million bales (of 180 kg each) is marginally lower (-2.39%) than their production of 10.52 million bales during the last year.

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