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Government Releases First Advance Estimates of Production of Major Kharif Crops

Narendra Singh Tomar said that the agriculture sector is developing day by day due to the hard work of farmers, proficiency of scientists, and farmer-friendly policies of the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

KJ Staff

The first advance estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2022-23 have been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said that foodgrain production of 149.92 million tonnes is estimated in the kharif season.

As per First Advance Estimates, the estimated production of kharif crops will be;

Foodgrains – 149.92 million tonnes.

Rice – 104.99 million tonnes.

Maize – 23.10 million tonnes. (record)

Pulses – 8.37 million tonnes.

Tur – 3.89 million tonnes.

Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 36.56 million tonnes.

Cotton – 34.19 million bales (of 170 kg each)

Jute & Mesta –10.09 million bales (of 180 kg each)

Sugarcane – 465.05 million tonnes (record) 

Oilseeds – 23.57 million tonnes.

Groundnut – 8.37 million tonnes.

Soyabean – 12.89 million tonnes.

As per First Advance Estimates of Kharif crops for 2022-23, total foodgrain production in India is estimated at 149.92 million tonnes which is higher by  6.98 million tonnes than the average foodgrain production of the previous 5 years’  (2016-17 to 2020-21).

The total production of kharif rice during 2022-23 is estimated at 104.99 million tonnes. It is higher by 4.40 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2016-17 to 2020-21) average Kharif rice production of 100.59 million tonnes.

Production of Maize in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at record 23.10 million tonnes which is higher by 3.21 million tonnes than the average Maize production of 19.89 million tonnes.

Production of Kharif nutri / coarse cereals is estimated at 36.56 million tonnes which is higher by 2.92 million tonnes than the average production of 33.64 million tonnes. Total kharif pulses production during 2022-23 is estimated at 8.37 million tonnes.

Total production of sugarcane in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at record 465.05 million tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2022-23 is higher by 91.59 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 373.46 million tonnes.

Total kharif oilseeds production in India during 2022-23 is projected at  23.57 million tonnes which is higher by 1.74 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.

Cotton production is estimated at 34.19 million bales (of 170 kg each) & production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 10.09 million bales (of 180 kg each).

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