Agri Business

Govt pegs foodgrains output at record 236 mt

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar (file photo). -- Ramesh Sharma   -  Business Line

The country’s foodgrains production is estimated at a record 235.88 million tonnes in the 2010-11 crop year, ending June, on the back of the highest-ever output of wheat and pulses, the Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, announced today.

“The third advance estimate figures are available with me, which show an all-time record production of foodgrains at 235.88 mt. Wheat at 84.27 mt and pulses at 17.29 mt are also the highest recorded production ever,” Mr Pawar said while addressing the Kharif conference here.

The earlier record of 234.47 mt was achieved in the 2008-09 crop year. The earlier record of 80.8 mt of wheat production was achieved in 2009-10. The previous pulses production record was 14.91 mt in the 2003-04 crop year.

The country’s output of foodgrains comprises wheat, rice, pulses and coarse cereals.

The country’s rice production is pegged at 94.11 mt in the 2010-11 crop year (July-June) as against 89.09 mt in the previous year. Coarse cereals production amounted to 40.21 mt in the 2010-11 crop year as against 33.55 mt in the previous year.

Published on April 06, 2011

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