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Government Releases Second Advance Estimates of Production of Major Crops for 2021-22

Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said that the new record of foodgrains production in the country is the result of hard work of farmers, efficient research of scientists and farmer friendly policies of the Government

Abha Toppo
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Foodgrains production in India is estimated at record 316.06 million tonnes

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the Second Advance Estimates of production of major crops for the year 2021-22. Record foodgrains production of 316.06 million tonnes is estimated.

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said that the new record of foodgrains production in the country is the result of the hard work of farmers, efficient research of scientists and farmer-friendly policies of the Government.

As per the Second Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2021-22 is as under:

  • Foodgrains –316.06 million tonnes. (record)

  • Rice –127.93 million tonnes. (record)

  • Wheat  –111.32  million tonnes. (record)

  • Nutri / Coarse Cereals –49.86 million tonnes

  • Maize –32.42 million tonnes. (record)

  • Pulses  –26.96 million tonnes.(record)

  • Tur  –4.00 million tonnes.

  • Gram – 13.12 million tonnes.(record)

  • Oilseeds  –37.15 million tonnes.

  • Groundnut  –  9.86 million tonnes.

  • Soyabean  –13.12 million tonnes.

  • Rapeseed and Mustard –11.46 million tonnes.(record)

  • Sugarcane – 414.04 million tonnes.(record)

  • Cotton – 34.06 million bales (each of 170 kg).

  • Jute  and Mesta –9.57 million bales (each of 180 kg).

As per second Advance Estimates for 2021-22, total Foodgrains production in India is estimated at record 316.06 million tonnes which is higher by 5.32 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain during 2020-21. Further, the production during 2021-22 is higher by 25.35 million tonnes than the previous 5 years’ (2016-17 to 2020-21) average production of foodgrains.

Total production of Rice during 2021-22is estimated at a record 127.93 million tonnes. It is higher by 11.49 million tonnes than the last 5years’ average production of 116.44 million tonnes.

Production of Wheat during 2021-22is estimated at a record 111.32 million tonnes. It is up by 7.44 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 103.88 million tonnes.

Production of Nutri / Coarse Cereals estimated at 49.86 million tonnes that is higher by 3.28 million tonnes than the average production.

Total Pulses production during 2021-22is estimated at 26.96 million tonnes which is higher by 3.14 million tonnes than the past 5years’ average production of 23.82 million tonnes.

Sugarcane production in India during 2021-22is estimated at 414.04 million tonnes which is higher by 40.59million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 373.46 million tonnes.

Total Oilseeds production in the country during 2021-22is estimated at a record 37.15 million tonnes that is higher by 1.20 million tonnes than the production of 35.95 million tonnes during 2020-21. Further, the production of oilseeds during 2021-22 is higher by 4.46 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.                                        

Cotton production is estimated at 34.06 million bales (each of 170 kg) is up by 1.12 million bales than the average cotton production of 32.95 million bales. Production of Jute and Mesta is estimated at 9.57 million bales (each of 180 kg).

Source - Govt. of India

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