Record production of rice, wheat, and sugarcane estimated

Foodgrain production of 3305.34 lakh tonnes estimated for 2022-23: Agri Min releases Third Advance Estimates of production of major crops

GN Bureau | May 25, 2023


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The foodgrain production of 3305.34 lakh tonnes is estimated in the current agricultural year 2022-23 – higher by 149.18 LMT as compared to the previous year, according to the Third Advance Estimates of production of major crops released by the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare.

Union minister of agriculture and farmers welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on the occasion said that the agriculture sector is developing day by day due to hardwork of farmers, proficiency of scientists and farmer’s friendly policies of the government.

The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received from states and validated with information available from other sources. This assessment shall undergo further revision over successive estimates based upon feedback received from the states, alternative sources and other factors.

As per Third Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops for 2022-23 is as under:

Foodgrains: 3305.34 Lakh Tonnes (Record)

Rice  – 1355.42 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
Wheat – 1127.43 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
Bajra – 111.66 Lakh Tonnes
Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 547.48Lakh Tonnes
Maize  –359.13Lakh Tonnes (Record)
Total Pulses – 275.04Lakh Tonnes.
Gram – 135.43 Lakh Tonnes.
Moong – 37.40 Lakh Tonnes.
Oilseeds  –409.96Lakh Tonnes.(Record)
Groundnut –102.82Lakh Tonnes.
Soybean  –149.76Lakh Tonnes.(Record)
Rapeseed & Mustard – 124.94 Lakh Tonnes.(Record)

Cotton  –343.47Lakh bales (of 170 kg each)
Sugarcane – 4942.28Lakh Tonnes (Record)
Jute & Mesta –94.94 Lakh bales (of 180 kg each)


Total production of Rice during 2022-23 is estimated at(record)1355.42 lakh metric tonnes (LMT). It is higher by 60.71 lakh tonnes as compared to previous year.
 
The production of wheat (record) in the country is estimated at1127.43 LMT which is higher by 50.01 LMT as compared to previous year’s production.

Production of Maize in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at (record)359.13LMT which is higher by 21.83lakh tonnes than the previous year’s production.

Production of Nutri / Coarse Cereals is estimated at 547.48lakh tonnes which is higher by 36.47LMT than the previous year’s production.

The production of Moong is estimated at 37.40 LMT which higher by 5.74 LMT as compared to previous year’sproduction.

Total Pulsesproduction during 2022-23 is estimated at 275.04LMT which is higher by 2.02 lakh tonnes than previous year’s production of 273.02 LMT.

The production of Soybean and Rapeseed & Mustard is estimated at149.76 LMT and 124.94 LMT respectively, which is higher by 19.89 LMT and 5.31 LMT respectively than the production of previous year 2021-22.

Total Oilseeds production in the country during 2022-23 is estimated atrecord409.96LMT which is higher by 30.33lakhtonnes than the previous year’s oilseeds production.

Total production of Sugarcane in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at record4942.28LMT. The production of sugarcane during 2022-23 is higher by 548.03LMT than the previous year’s production.

Production of Cotton is estimated at 343.47lakhbales (of 170 kg each) and production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at94.94lakhbales (of 180 kg each).

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