Agri Business

Wheat output in M.P. likely to cross 84 lt

PTI Bhopal | Updated on March 12, 2018

WHEAT   -  Business Line

Despite frost and cold wave conditions which affected the earlier sown crops in Madhya Pradesh, wheat production is likely to cross the last year’s yield of 84 lakh tonnes.

Farmers had sown wheat crop earlier and when it reached the flowering stage, frost affected it. Despite that, the State will have a bumper production this year also, the State Agriculture Minister, Mr Ramkrishna Kusumaria, told PTI.

“Before frost, we had estimated 90 lakh tonnes wheat production in the State. Though it has affected the earlier sown crop, it has not affected the wheat crop sown later and the total production is likely to be around or more than 84 lakh tonnes,” the Director of Agriculture, Dr D.N. Sharma, said.

However, tuar, gram and masoor crops have been badly hit and the farmers have suffered a major loss. But, the State will have a bumper production of soyabean this year also, the Minister said.

Mr Kusumaria said for the first time the State has amended the rules for distribution of relief to the frost-hit farmers.

Published on February 25, 2011

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