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4TH ADVANCE ESTIMATED PROJECTS 275.68 MT FOOD GRAINS FOR 2016-17

New Delhi: The 4th Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2016-17 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 16th August, 2017. Total Food grains production is estimated at record 275.68 million tonnes.

 

Rice is estimated at record110.15 million tonnes. Wheat is also estimated at record 98.38 million tonnes. Coarse Cereals estimated at a record level of 44.19 million tonnes.

 

Pulses are estimated at record 22.95 million tonnes. Oilseeds production is estimated at 32.10 million tonnes. Cotton is estimated at 33.09 million bales. Sugarcane is estimated at 306.72 million tonnes.

 

 

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

As per 4th Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2016-17 is as under:

Total (in million tonnes)

Food grains 275.68
Rice 110.15
Wheat 98.38
Coarse Cereals   44.19
Maize 26.26
Pulses 22.95
Gram 9.33
Tur 4.78
Urad 2.80
Oilseeds 32.10
Soyabean 13.79
Groundnut 7.56
Rapeseed & Mustard 7.98
Castorseed 1.42
Cotton 33.09 million bales

(of 170 kg each)

Sugarcane 306.72

 

As a result of very good rainfall during monsoon 2016 and various policy initiatives taken by the Government, the country has witnessed record foodgrain production in the current year.

 

The current year’s production is also higher by 18.67 million tonnes (7.27%) than the previous five years’ (2011-12 to 2015-16) average production of Foodgrains. The current year’s production is significantly higher by 24.12 million tonnes (9.59%) than the last year’s foodgrain production.

 

Total production of Rice is estimated at record 110.15 million tonnes which is also a new record. This year’s Rice production is higher by 3.50 million tonnes (3.28%) than previous record production of

 

Production of rice has increased significantly by 5.74 million tonnes (5.50%) than the production of 104.41 million tonnes during 2015-16.

 

Production of Wheat, estimated at 98.38 million tonnes is also a record. Production of Wheat during 2016-17 is also higher by 5.77 million tonnes (6.23%) than the average wheat production. The current year’s production is higher by 6.10 million tonnes (6.61%) as compared to Wheat production of 92.29 million tonnes achieved during 2015-16.

 

Production of Coarse Cereals estimated at a new record level of 44.19 million tonnes is higher than the average production by 2.85 million tonnes (6.88%).

 

Production of Pulses during 2016-17 is also higher by 5.32 million tonnes (30.16%) than their Five years’ average production.

 

Current year’s production is higher by 6.61 million tonnes (40.41%) than the previous year’s production of 16.35 million tonnes.

 

With an increase of 6.85 million tonnes (27.11%) over the previous year, total Oilseeds production in the country is estimated at 32.10 million tonnes.

 

The production of Oilseeds during 2016-17 is also higher by 2.84 million tonnes (9.72%) than the five year’s average Oilseeds production.

 

Production of Sugarcane is estimated at 306.72 million tonnes which is lower by 41.73 million tonnes (-11.98%) than the last year’s production of 348.45 million tonnes.

 

Despite lower area coverage during 2016-17, higher productivity of Cotton has resulted into higher production of 33.09 million bales (of 170 kg each), i.e. an increase of 10.29%, as compared to 30.01 million bales during 2015-16.

 

Production of Jute & Mesta estimated at 10.60 million bales (of 180 kg each) is marginally higher (0.73%) than their production of 10.52 million bales during the last year.