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DAC releases 3rd Advance Estimates of Production of Major Crops for 2014-15



NEW DELHI: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation(DAC) has released on Wednesday 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2014-15. Due to minor changes in the estimated production of other rabi pulses, the production estimates of rabi pulses and food grains for 2013-14 have also undergone minor revisions.

As per 3rd Advance Estimates, the production of major crops during 2014-15 is as under:

  • Foodgrains  –  251.12 million tonnes
  • Rice  –  102.54 million tonne
  • Wheat – 90.78 million tonnes
  • Coarse Cereals  –  40.42 million tonnes
  • Maize  –  22.74 million tonnes
  • Pulses  –  17.38 million tonnes
  • Tur  –  2.71 million tonnes
  • Gram – 7.59 million tonnes
  • Oilseeds  –  27.38 million tonnes
  • Soyabean  –  10.70 million tonnes
  • Groundnut  –  6.64 million tonnes
  • Rapeseed & Mustard – 6.75 million tonnes
  • Cotton  –  35.32 million bales (of 170 kg each)
  • Sugarcane – 356.56 million tonnes


It may be noted that production of kharif crops during 2014-15 suffered due to bad monsoon. Unseasonal rains/hailstorm during Feb-March 2015 had significant impact on production of rabi crops. As a result of setback in kharif as well as rabi seasons, the production of most of the crops in the country has declined during 2014-15.


As per 3rd Advance Estimates for 2014-15, total foodgrains production in the country is estimated at 251.12 million tonnes which is lower by 13.92 million tonnes than the last year’s record foodgrains production of 265.04 million tonnes. Total production of rice is estimated at 102.54 million tonnes which is lower by 4.11 million tonnes than the last year’s record production of 106.65 million tonnes. Production of wheat estimated at 90.78 million tonnes is lower by 5.07 million tonnes than the record production of 95.85 million tonnes achieved during 2013-14.  Total production of Coarse Cereals estimated at 40.42 million tonnes is also lower by 2.87 million tonnes than their production during 2013-14.


Production of pulses estimated at 17.38 million tonnes is lower by 1.87 million tonnes than their production during the last year. With a decrease of 5.37 million tonnes over the last year, total production of oilseeds in the country is estimated at 27.38 million tonnes.


Production of sugarcane is estimated at 356.56 million tonnes which is higher by 4.42 million tonnes as compared to last year. Total production of cotton estimated at 35.32 million bales (of 170 kgs each) is marginally lower than last year but higher by 2.85 million bales than the average production of last 5 years. Production of jute & mesta is estimated at 11.49 million bales (of 180 kg each) which is marginally lower than their production during the last year.


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