FOODGRAINS, OILSEED HARVESTS SET TO BREAK RECORDS

  • According to the Agricultural Ministry, India will achieve foodgrain production of 3305.34 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) in the current agricultural year
  • According to the third advance estimates of production of major crops, government is estimating record production of rice, wheat, maize, soybean, rapeseed and mustard, and sugarcane.
  • The total foodgrain production is likely to be higher by 149.18 LMT as compared to 2021-22.
  • The increase in rice could be 60.71 LMT and in wheat, it will be 50.01 LMT.
  • The Centre expects the production of 275.04 LMT of pulses.
  • The production of Moong is estimated at 37.40 LMT which is higher by 5.74 LMT when compared to the previous year’s production.
  • The production of soybean and rapeseed and mustard is estimated at 149.76 LMT and 124.94 LMT respectively, which is higher by 19.89 LMT and 5.31 LMT respectively than the production in 2021-22.
  • Total oil seeds production in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at a record 409.96 LMT which is higher by 30.33 LMT than the previous year’s oilseeds production.
  • Total production of Sugarcane in the country is also likely to hit record levels of 4942.28 LMT.
  • The Production of Cotton is estimated at 343.47 lakhbales (of 170 kg each) and production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 94.94 lakhbales (of 180 kg each).

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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