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Foodgrain output touches record 305 MT in 2020-21

Output of jute/mesta is estimated to drop marginally to 9.62 million bales (180 kg every). in 2020-21 crop year, from 9.88 million bales in the earlier year.

Helped by good and dispersed monsoon rainfall, manufacturing meals grains similar to rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals are estimated to have touched an all time excessive 305.43 million tonne (MT) in 2020-21 crop year (July-June). The output has been scaling new heights in the earlier 4 years, too

According to the third advance estimate of agriculture crops launched on Tuesday, the nation’s whole foodgrains output this year has elevated by 2.7% from 2019-20 and it’s also 2.09 MT larger from the second advance estimate launched in February. Record output can also be estimated for every particular person crops similar to rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals, oilseeds and cotton through the 2020-21, agriculture ministry mentioned in an announcement.

Rice and wheat manufacturing is estimated to be a record 121.46 MT and 108.75 MT, respectively this year. Oilseeds output is pegged at 36.57 MT and that of pulses at 25.56 MT. Coarse/nutri cereals manufacturing is estimated to have jumped to 49.66 MT whereas cotton harvest has soared to 36.49 million bales(every bale weighs 170 kg).

Though sugarcane manufacturing is pegged larger at 392.8 MT from earlier year’s 370.5 MT, it’s nonetheless decrease than record 405.42 MT achieved throughout 2018-19. Output of jute/mesta is estimated to drop marginally to 9.62 million bales (180 kg every). in 2020-21 crop year, from 9.88 million bales in the earlier year.

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