Sharad Pawar sees record 2012 wheat output

Sharad Pawar sees record 2012 wheat output
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First Published: Mon, Dec 19 2011. 06 16 PM IST

Updated: Mon, Dec 19 2011. 06 16 PM IST
New Delhi: India is on track to produce a record wheat crop in 2012, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said on Monday.
“The wheat crop looks better than last year. As the acreage is higher and the weather conditions have become very favourable it would be a record crop this year,” he said.
In 2011, the country’s farmers harvested a record 85.93 million tonnes.
Pawar also said lentils output for 2011-12 would be at 18 million tonnes, slightly lower than last year.
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First Published: Mon, Dec 19 2011. 06 16 PM IST