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Foodgrain output likely to be at 296 million tonnes for 2019-20: 3rd advance estimates

Report output in most crops, barring pulses, in 2019-20 has assisted India to have a bumper foodgrains harvest of 295.sixty seven million tonnes (MT), nearly 3.seven for every cent extra than 285.21 MT made in 2018-19, according to third progress cop estimates released by Agriculture Ministry on Friday. Wheat and coarse cereals accounted for considerably […]

Report output in most crops, barring pulses, in 2019-20 has assisted India to have a bumper foodgrains harvest of 295.sixty seven million tonnes (MT), nearly 3.seven for every cent extra than 285.21 MT made in 2018-19, according to third progress cop estimates released by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Wheat and coarse cereals accounted for considerably of the boost in output. Although wheat output is approximated to be 107.eighteen MT in the recent crop year (July-June) as as opposed to 103.6 MT in the former year, coarse cereals output to boost by nearly 4.five MT to 47.54 MT. The output of rice far too scheduled to go up by close to 1.five MT to 117.94 MT as versus that in the former crop year.

At 33.five MT, oilseeds output is projected to be 2 MT greater than 31.fifty two MT in the former year, whilst pulses output is approximated to boost by 1 MT to 23.01 MT.

Following a slump in output previous year, the cotton produce is envisioned to seem up with a record 36 million bales (1 bale is one hundred seventy kg) this year. Sugarcane output, as envisioned, is down by 47 MT to 358 MT in 2019-20.