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.