Foodgrain Output Revised up at Record 264.38 MT in 2013-14 - The New Indian Express

Foodgrain Output Revised up at Record 264.38 MT in 2013-14

Published: 16th May 2014 01:02 PM

Last Updated: 16th May 2014 01:03 PM

NEW DELHI: The government revised upwards foodgrain production estimates by over 1 million tonne to a record 264.38 MT for the 2013-14 crop year on account of record wheat and rice output.

"India is likely to produce 264.38 million tonnes of foodgrains during 2013-14 compared to 257.13 million tonnes last year," the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement while releasing the 3rd Advance Estimates of crop production in the 2013-14 crop year (July-June).

In the second advance estimates, released in February, the total foodgrain production was pegged at 263.2 MT.

Good monsoon last year helped achieve record output in many crops.

"Rice production is expected at record 106.29 million tonnes and wheat production is expected to reach 95.85 million tonnes, again a record," the statement said.

In the previous crop year, rice and wheat production stood at 105.24 MT and wheat 93.51 MT.

Record production has also been achieved in the case of tur (3.38 MT), gram (9.93 MT), maize (24.19 MT), all pulses put together (19.57 MT), cotton (36.50 million bales) and jute (10.82 million bales).

Previous production records in total foodgrains, rice and wheat were achieved in 2011-12 crop year at 259.32 MT, 105.31 MT and 94.88 MT respectively.

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