The production of wheat and rice is estimated to increase by 5 and 6 metric tonnes respectively
The food grain production of India in 2023 is estimated to reach a record 330.5 million tonnes from 315.6 MT with a record production of wheat, rice, maize, oilseeds and sugarcane, according to the third advance estimate of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.
The production of wheat during 2023 is estimated at 112.7 metric tonnes, up by 5 metric tonnes from a year ago. The production of rice is estimated at 135.5 metric tonnes which is increased by 6 metric tonnes as compared to the previous year.
The production of maize during 2023 is estimated at 35.9 metric tonnes, which is up by 2.1 metric tonnes from the previous year.
The production of nutri and coarse cereals is estimated at 54.7 metric tonnes, 3.6 metric tonnes higher than the previous year’s production. Production of sugarcane is estimated at 494.2 metric tonnes, 54.8 metric tonnes higher than the previous year. Production of pulses is estimated at 27.5 metric tonnes in 2023.
The production of soybean and mustard is estimated at 14.9 metric tonnes and 12.4 metric tonnes respectively, which is increased by 1.9 metric tonnes and 0.5 metric tonnes respectively than the last year’s production. The oilseeds production of India during 2023 is estimated at 40.9 metric tonnes. Cotton production is estimated at 34.3 million bales (170 kg each).