Drop in kharif foodgrain production

It is lower by 3.86 million tonnes as compared to last year’s kharif foodgrain production of 138.52 million tonnes

GN Bureau | September 26, 2017


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 The total production of kharif foodgrain during 2017-18 is estimated at 134.67 million tones, as per the First Advance Estimates. This is lower by 3.86 million tonnes as compared to last year’s kharif foodgrain production of 138.52 million tonnes.

 
The First Advance Estimates of production of major kharif crops for 2017-18 were released on Monday.
 
Kharif foodgrain production is 6.43 million tonnes more than the average production of five years (2011-12 to 2015-16) of 128.24 million tonnes.
 
 The total production of kharif rice is estimated at 94.48 million tonnes. This is lower by 1.91 million tonnes than the last year’s record production of 96.39 million tonnes. However, it is higher by 2.59 million tonnes over the average production of kharif rice during the last five years.
 
 The total production of coarse cereals in the country has decreased to 31.49 million tonnes as compared to 32.71 million tonnes during 2016-17. Production of Maize is expected to be 18.73 million tonnes which is marginally lower by 0.52 million tonnes than that of last year’s record production. This is higher by 2.15 million tonnes than the average production of maize during the last five years.
 
The total production of kharif pulses is estimated at 8.71 million tonnes which is lower by 0.72 million tonnes than the last year’s record production of 9.42 million tonnes. However, kharif pulses estimated production is 2.86 million tonnes more than the last five years average production.
 
 The total production of kharif oilseeds in the country is estimated at 20.68 million tonnes as compared to 22.40 million tonnes during 2016-17, i.e., a decrease of 1.72 million tonnes. However, it is higher by 0.69 million tonnes than the average production of last five years.

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