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India heading for record harvest of kharif crops

New Delhi, Sept 21: The country is expecting a record 150.50 million tonnes of food grain production during the kharif season, higher by 12.71 million tonnes of the last five-year average food grain production, the government on Monday said.

The total rice production 2021-22 is estimated at 107.04 million tonnes, up by 9.21 million tonnes than the average of the last five years production of 97.83 million tonnes.

Estimated production volume of other Kharif crops:

Nutri / Coarse Cereals  –  34.00 million tonnes.

Maize  –  21.24 million tonnes.

Pulses  –  9.45 million tonnes.

Tur  –  4.43 million tonnes.

Oilseeds  –  23.39 million tonnes.

Groundnut  –  8.25million tonnes.

Soybean –  12.72 million tonnes.

Cotton  –  36.22 million bales (of 170 kg each) (record)

Jute  & Mesta –9.61 million bales (of 180 kg each)

Sugarcane – 419.25 million tonnes (record)

The Agriculture Ministry in a statement attributed the bumper harvest to the farmers, scientists and the policies of the Narendra Modi government.

Record oilseed production could bring relief to the edible oil industry reeling under a steep hike in wholesale prices during the year, even as the government last week stated that the rates have started cooling down.

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