Home/ Politics / Policy/  India will produce record 264.38 mt of foodgrain in 2013-14: Govt

New Delhi: The government on Friday revised upwards foodgrain production estimates by over 1 million tonne (mt) to a record 264.38 mt for the 2013-14 crop year on account of record wheat and rice output.

“India is likely to produce 264.38 mt of foodgrain during 2013-14 compared with 257.13 mt last year," the agriculture ministry said in a statement, while releasing the third advance estimates of crop production in the 2013-14 crop year (July-June).

In the second advance estimates, released in February, the total foodgrain production was pegged at 263.2 mt.

Good monsoon last year helped achieve record output in many crops. “Rice production is expected at record 106.29 mt and wheat production is expected to reach 95.85 mt, again a record," the statement said.

In the previous crop year, rice and wheat production stood at 105.24 mt and 93.51 mt respectively. Record production has also been achieved in the case of tur (3.38 mt), gram (9.93 mt), maize (24.19 mt), all pulses put together (19.57 mt), cotton (36.50 million bales) and jute (10.82 million bales).

Previous production records for total foodgrain, rice and wheat were achieved in 2011-12 crop year, at 259.32 mt, 105.31 mt and 94.88 mt respectively.

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Updated: 16 May 2014, 02:56 PM IST
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