India to produce record food grains in 2016/17

India's rice production is estimated at 109.15 million tonnes, while pulses output is pegged at 22.40 million tonnes.

Published: 09th May 2017 07:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2017 07:44 PM   |  A+A-

Workers remove dust from wheat at a wholesale grain market in Chandigarh. | Reuters

By Reuters

NEW DELHI: India is likely to produce a record 273.38 million tonnes of food grains 2016/17, slightly higher than the previous estimate of 271.98 million tonnes, farm ministry said in a statement, as ample monsoon rains boosted crop yields.

The south Asian nation is likely to produce a record 97.44 million tonnes of wheat, higher than a previous forecast of 96.64 million tonnes, the statement said.

India's rice production is estimated at 109.15 million tonnes, while pulses output is pegged at 22.40 million tonnes.


 

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