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Min of Agri releases second advance estimates of major crop production for 2021-22

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Record foodgrains production of 316.06 million tonnes is estimated in the country

The of production of major crops for the year 2021-22 have been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Record foodgrains production of 316.06 million tonnes is estimated. 

As per 2nd Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2021-22 is as under:

  • Food grains –316.06 million tonnes. (record)Rice –127.93 million tonnes (record)
  • Wheat –111.32 million tonnes (record)
  • Nutri / Coarse Cereals –49.86 million tonnes 
  • Maize –32.42 million tonnes (record)
  • Pulses –26.96 million tonnes (record)
  • Tur –4.00 million tonnes
  • Gram – 13.12 million tonnes(record)
  • Oilseeds –37.15 million tonnes
  • Groundnut – 9.86 million tonnes
  • Soybean –13.12 million tonnes
  • Rapeseed and Mustard –11.46 million tonnes (record)
  • Sugarcane – 414.04 million tonnes (record)
  • Cotton –34.06 million bales (each of 170 kg).
  • Jute and mesta –9.57 million bales (each of 180 kg).

As per 2nd Advance Estimates for 2021-22, total food grains production in the country is estimated at a record 316.06 million tonnes which is higher by 5.32 million tonnes than the production of food grain during 2020-21. Further, the production during 2021-22 is higher by 25.35 million tonnes than the previous five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) average production of food grains.

Total production of rice during 2021-22 is estimated at a record 127.93 million tonnes. It is higher by 11.49 million tonnes than the last five years’ average production of 116.44 million tonnes.

Production of wheat during 2021-22is estimated at a record 111.32 million tonnes. It is higher by 7.44 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 103.88 million tonnes.

Production of nutri / coarse cereals is estimated at 49.86 million tonnes, which is higher by 3.28 million tonnes than the average production.

Total pulses production during 2021-22 is estimated at 26.96 million tonnes which is higher by 3.14 million tonnes than the last five years’ average production of 23.82 million tonnes.

Total oil seeds production in the country during 2021-22 is estimated at a record 37.15 million tonnes which is higher by 1.20 million tonnes than the production of 35.95 million tonnes during 2020-21. Further, the production of oil seeds during 2021-22 is higher by 4.46 million tonnes than the average oil seeds production.                

Total production of sugarcane in the country during 2021-22 is estimated at 414.04 million tonnes which is higher by 40.59 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 373.46 million tonnes. 

Production of cotton is estimated at 34.06 million bales (each of 170 kg) is higher by 1.12 million bales than the average cotton production of 32.95 million bales. Production of jute and mesta is estimated at 9.57 million bales (each of 180 kg). 

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