India produces record 308 million tonnes of foodgrains in FY21: 4th Advance Estimates

India produces record 308 million tonnes of foodgrains in FY21: 4th Advance Estimates
As per the Department of Agriculture, the assessment of production of different crops is based on the data received from the states and validated with information available from other sources

Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has released the Fourth Advance Estimates of production of major agricultural crops for 2020-21 on Wednesday. According to the estimates, a record 308.65 million tonnes of foodgrains have been produced in the year. The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar said that the record foodgrains were being produced in the country due to the tireless hard work of the farmers, the skill of the scientists and the agriculture and farmer-friendly policies of the government. To advance Indian agriculture, the Central government is doing concrete work with the states, which will continue.

Tomar further said, as per Fourth Advance Estimates for 2020-21, total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at a record 308.65 million tonnes which is higher by 11.14 million tonnes than the production of foodgrains during 2019-20. The production during 2020-21 is higher by 29.77 million tonnes than the previous five years (2015-16 to 2019-20) average production of foodgrains.

As per 4th Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2020-21

Foodgrains  

Rice  –  122.27  million tonnes
Wheat  –  109.52  million tonnes
Nutri / Coarse Cereals  –  51.15 million tonnes.
Maize  –  31.51 million tonnes
Pulses  –  25.72 million tonnes
Tur  –  4.28 million tonnes
Gram – 11.99 million tonnes

Oilseeds

Groundnut  –  10.21 million tonnes
Soyabean  –  12.90 million tonnes
Rapeseed and Mustard – 10.11 million tonnes

Sugarcane – 399.25 million tonnes
Cotton  –  35.38 million bales (of 170 kg each)
Jute  & Mesta – 9.56 million bales (of 180 kg each)

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Total rice production during 2020-21 is estimated at a record 122.27 million tonnes. It is higher by 9.83 million tonnes than the last five years’ average production of 112.44 million tonnes.

Production of wheat during 2020-21 is estimated at a record 109.52 million tonnes. It is higher by 9.10 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 100.42 million tonnes.

Production of nutri / coarse cereals is estimated at 51.15 million tonnes, which is higher by 3.40 million tonnes than the production during 2019-20. Further, it is also higher by 7.14 million tonnes than the average production.

Total pulses production during 2020-21 is estimated at 25.72 million tonnes which is higher by 3.73 million tonnes than the last five years’ average production of 21.99 million tonnes.

Total oilseeds production in India during 2020-21 is estimated at a record 36.10 million tonnes which is higher by 2.88 million tonnes than the production during 2019-20. Further, the production of oilseeds during 2020-21 is higher by 5.56 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production of 30.55 million tonnes.

Total sugarcane production in the country during 2020-21 is estimated at 399.25 million tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2020-21 is higher by 37.18 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 362.07 million tonnes.

The cotton production is estimated at 35.38 million bales (of 170 kg each) is higher by 3.49 million bales than the average cotton production.  Production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 9.56 million bales (of 180 kg each).

As per the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, the assessment of the production of different crops is based on the data received from the states and validated with information available from other sources.

Fourth Advance Estimate of production of foodgrains for 2020-21

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