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Government Releases Third Advance Estimates of Major Agricultural Crops for 2020-21

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
Narendra Tomar

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Third Advance Estimates of production of major agricultural crops for 2020-21. The total foodgrain production is estimated at 305.44 million tonnes.

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister said, “This positive situation is the result of tireless efforts of our farmer brothers & sisters, contributions of agricultural scientists, policies of the Government of India & better cooperation and coordination from State Governments. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's focus is on the development of the agricultural sector.”

It must be noted that the assessment of production of different crops is based on the data received from States & validated with information available from other sources.

According to the third Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2020-21 is as under: 

  • Foodgrains  –  305.44 million tonnes. (record)

  • Rice –  121.46  million tonnes. (record)

  • Wheat –  108.75  million tonnes. (record)

  • Nutri / Coarse Cereals –  49.66 million tonnes.

  • Maize –  30.24 million tonnes. (record)

  • Pulses –  25.58 million tonnes.

  • Tur –  4.14 million tonnes.

  • Gram – 12.61 million tonnes. (record)

  • Oilseeds  –  36.57 million tonnes.

  • Groundnut –  10.12 million tonnes (record)

  • Soyabean –  13.41 million tonnes

  • Rapeseed and Mustard – 9.99 million tonnes (record)

  • Sugarcane – 392.80 million tonnes

  • Cotton –  36.49 million bales (of 170 kg each)

  • Jute & Mesta – 9.62 million bales (of 180 kg each) 

According to the 3rd Advance Estimates for 2020-21, total Foodgrain production in India is estimated at record 305.44 million tonnes which is higher by 7.94 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain of 297.50 million tonnes achieved during 2019-20. The production during 2020-21 is higher by 26.66 million tonnes than the last five years’ (2015-16 to 2019-20) average production of foodgrain.

Total production of Rice during 2020-21 is estimated at record 121.46 million tonnes, which is higher by 9.01 million tonnes than the previous five years’ average production of 112.44 million tonnes.

Production of Wheat during 2020-21 is estimated at record 108.75 million tonnes - higher by 8.32 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 100.42 million tonnes.

Production of Nutri / Coarse Cereals is estimated at 49.66 million tonnes that is higher by 1.91 million tonnes than the production of 47.75 million tonnes achieved during 2019-20.

Total Oilseeds production is estimated at record 36.57 million tonnes - higher by 3.35 million tonnes than the production of 33.22 million tonnes during 2019-20. Also, the production of oilseeds during 2020-21 is higher by 6.02 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.

Total Pulses production in 2020-21 is estimated at 25.58 million tonnes that is higher by 3.64 million tonnes than the last 5 years’ average production of 21.93 million tonnes.

Sugarcane production during 2020-21 is estimated at 392.80 million tonnes, which is higher by 30.73 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 362.07 million tonnes.

At last, Cotton production is estimated at 36.49 million bales (of 170 kg each) is higher by 4.59 million bales than the average cotton production. 

Source - PIB

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