Foodgrain production during 2021-22 is higher by 23.80 million tonnes than previous five years
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The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the third advance estimate of production of major agricultural crops for the year 2021-22.
The production of food grains in the country is estimated to be a record 314.51 million tonnes which is higher by 3.77 million tonnes than the foodgrain production during 2020-21.
The production during 2021-22 is higher by 23.80 million tonnes than the average foodgrain production of the last five years (2016-17 to 2020-21).
Record production of rice, maize, pulses, oilseeds, gram, rapeseed, mustard and sugarcane is estimated.
Estimated production of major crops during 2021-22 is as follow
Foodgrains 314.51 million tonnes
Rice 129.66 million tonnes
Wheat 106.41 million tonnes
Nutri / Coarse Cereals 50.70 million tonnes
Maize 33.18 million tonnes
Pulses 27.75 million tonnes
Tur 4.35 million tonnes
Gram 13.98 million tonnes
Oilseeds 38.50 million tonnes
Groundnut 10.09 million tonnes
Soyabean 13.83 million tonnes
Rapeseed and Mustard 11.75 million tonnes
Sugarcane 430.50 million tonnes
Cotton 31.54 million bales (each 170 kg)
Jute & Mesta 10.22 million bales (each 180 kg)
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