Record Foodgrains Production Of 316.06 Million Tonnes Estimated

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The Second Advance Estimates of production of major crops for the year 2021-22 have been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Record foodgrains production of 316.06 million tonnes is estimated. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narender Singh Tomar said that the new record of foodgrains production in the country is the result of hardwork of farmers, efficient research of scientists and farmer friendly policies of the Government.

As per 2nd Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2021-22 is as under:

Foodgrains –316.06 million tonnes. (record)
Rice –127.93 million tonnes. (record)
Wheat –111.32 million tonnes. (record)
Nutri / Coarse Cereals –49.86 million tonnes.
Maize –32.42 million tonnes. (record)
Pulses –26.96 million tonnes.(record)
Tur –4.00 million tonnes.
Gram – 13.12 million tonnes.(record)
Oilseeds –37.15 million tonnes.
Groundnut – 9.86 million tonnes.
Soyabean –13.12 million tonnes.
Rapeseed and Mustard –11.46 million tonnes.(record)
Sugarcane – 414.04 million tonnes.(record)
Cotton –34.06 million bales (each of 170 kg).
Jute & Mesta –9.57 million bales (each of 180 kg).

As per 2ndAdvance Estimates for 2021-22, total Foodgrains production in the country is estimated at record 316.06 million tonnes which is higher by 5.32 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain during 2020-21. Further, the production during 2021-22 is higher by 25.35 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2016-17 to 2020-21) average production of foodgrains.