Rice Output Estimated to Rise 4.54 Per Cent
New Delhi: Rice production In India is estimated to increase by 4.54 Per Cent for the 2016-17 (July-June) crop year due to good monsoon.
Total production of rice is estimated at record 109.15 million tonnes which is also a new record. This year’s rice production is higher by 2.50 million tonnes (2.34%) than previous record production of 106.65 million tonnes achieved during 2013-14.
Production of rice has increased significantly by 4.74 million tonnes (4.54%) than the production of 104.41 million tonnes during 2015-16,” the agriculture ministry said in a statement while releasing the 3rd Advance Estimates of crop production in the 2016-17 crop year