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  • Food grains production for agricultural year 2018-19 estimated at over 283 million tonnes

    Published on June 4, 2019

    Food grains production for the agricultural year 2018-19 has been estimated at over 283 million tonnes.

    It is higher by over 17 million tonnes than the previous five years average production of foodgrain.

    Agriculture Ministry said, as per third advance estimates the rice production is estimated at an all-time-high of over 115 million tonnes during 2018-19, beating the previous record of over 112 million tonnes achieved in 2017-18 crop year.

    Production of wheat is also estimated at record over 101 million tonnes, which is higher by 1.33 million tonnes as compared to previous year. The Ministry said, the total pulses production is estimated at over 23 million tonnes.