What would be the foodgrain production in 2020-21 as per 3rd Advance Estimates?

What would be the foodgrain production in 2020-21 as per 3rd Advance Estimates?
Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has, today, released the Third Advance Estimates of production of major agricultural crops for 2020-21

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has, today, released the Third Advance Estimates of production of major agricultural crops for 2020-21. The total foodgrain production is estimated at 305.44 million tonnes in the year. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar said, “This positive situation is the result of tireless efforts of our farmer brothers and sisters, contributions of agricultural scientists, policies of Government of India and better cooperation and coordination from state governments.”

Read more: Comparative estimate of production of principal crops since 2005-06

The assessment of production of different crops is based on the data received from states and validated with information available from other sources.

Estimated production of major crops during 2020-21 as per 3rd Advance Estimates
  • Foodgrains – 305.44 million tonnes.
  • Rice – 121.46 million tonnes.
  • Wheat – 108.75 million tonnes.
  • Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 49.66 million tonnes.
  • Maize – 30.24 million tonnes.
  • Pulses – 25.58 million tonnes.
  • Tur – 4.14 million tonnes.
  • Gram – 12.61 million tonnes.
  • Oilseeds – 36.57 million tonnes.
  • Groundnut – 10.12 million tonnes
  • Soyabean – 13.41 million tonnes
  • Rapeseed and Mustard – 9.99 million tonnes
  • Sugarcane – 392.80 million tonnes
  • Cotton – 36.49 million bales (of 170 kg each)
  • Jute & Mesta – 9.62 million bales (of 180 kg each)

As per Third Advance Estimates for 2020-21, total foodgrain production in India is estimated at record 305.44 million tonnes which is higher by 7.94 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain of 297.50 million tonnes achieved during 2019-20.

Total production of rice during 2020-21 is estimated at record 121.46 million tonnes. It is higher by 9.01 million tonnes than the last five years’ average production of 112.44 million tonnes.

Production of wheat during 2020-21 is estimated at record 108.75 million tonnes. It is higher by 8.32 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 100.42 million tonnes.

Production of nutri/coarse cereals estimated at 49.66 million tonnes, which is higher by 1.91 million tonnes than the production of 47.75 million tonnes achieved during 2019-20.

Total pulses production during 2020-21 is estimated at 25.58 million tonnes which is higher by 3.64 million tonnes than the last five years’ average production of 21.93 million tonnes.

Total oilseeds production in the country during 2020-21 is estimated at record 36.57 million tonnes which is higher by 3.35 million tonnes than the production of 33.22 million tonnes during 2019-20.

Total production of sugarcane in the country during 2020-21 is estimated at 392.80 million tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2020-21 is higher by 30.73 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 362.07 million tonnes.

Production of cotton is estimated at 36.49 million bales (of 170 kg each) is higher by 4.59 million bales than the average cotton production. Production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 9.62 million bales (of 180 kg each).

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