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India Kharif Production Set to Increase 9.83 M Tonnes

22 Sep 2020 9:00 pm
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NEW DELHI (Commoditiescontrol) India to reap advantage of favourable monsoon rains, higher sowing and addition work force pushed into farming due to lockdown. Kharif crops production is set to increase around 9.83 million tonnes. As per First Advance Estimates for 2020-21 (Kharif Only), total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at 144.52 million tonnes. The production during 2020-21 is higher by 9.83 million tonnes than the average food grain production of previous five years’ (2014-15 to 2018-19). Ministry of Agriculture has released the estimate today.


Total production of kharif rice during 2020-21 is estimated at 102.36 million tonnes. It is higher by 6.70 million tonnes than the previous five years’ average production of 95.66 million tonnes. Production of nutritional coarse cereals is estimated at 32.84 million tonnes is higher by 1.45 million tonnes than the average production of 31.39 million tonnes.

Total kharif pulses production during 2020-21 is estimated at 9.31 million tonnes. It is higher by 1.59 million tonnes than pulses production of 7.72 million tonnes in 2019-20 (fourth advance estimate). Total kharif oilseeds production in the country during 2020-21 is estimated at 25.73 million tonnes which is higher by 3.41 million tonnes than the production during 2019-20. Moreover, the production of oilseeds during 2020-21 is higher by 5.90 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.

The production of sugarcane in the country during 2020-21 is estimated at 399.83 million tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2020-21 is higher by 39.40 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 360.43 million tonnes.

The production of cotton is estimated at 37.12 million bales (of 170 kg each) is higher by 1.63 million bales than the production of 35.49 million bales during 2019-20. Production of jute & mesta is estimated at 9.66 million bales (of 180 kg each).

The cumulative rainfall during this year’s southwest monsoon season up to 16 September has been 7 percent higher than Long Period Average (LPA). Accordingly, most of the major crops producing states have witnessed normal rainfall. The production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2020-21 has been estimated higher than their normal production. However, these estimates would undergo revision based on further feedback from the States.

As per First Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during Kharif 2020-21 is as under:

Foodgrains – 144.52 million tonnes. (record)

Rice – 102.36 million tonnes.(record)

Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 32.84 million tonnes.

Maize – 19.88 million tonnes.

Pulses – 9.31 million tonnes.

Tur – 4.04 million tonnes.

Oilseeds – 25.73 million tonnes.

Groundnut – 9.54 million tonnes. (record)

Soyabean – 13.58 million tonnes.

Cotton – 37.12 million bales (of 170 kg each)

Jute & Mesta - 9.66 million bales (of 180 kg each)

Sugarcane – 399.83 million tonnes



(By Commoditiescontrol Bureau: +91-22-40015505)


       
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