Agriculture

Foodgrain production estimated at 285 mn tonnes in 2018-19

According to the 4th Advance Estimates, oilseeds production in 2018-19 is estimated at 32.26 million tonnes as compared to 31.45 million tonnes of the Final Estimates of 2017-18

Foodgrain production estimated at 285 mn tonnes in 2018-19

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has released the the 4th Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19, in New Delhi Monday evening.

As per 4th Advance Estimates, total foodgrain production in 2018-19 is estimated at 284.95 million tonnes compared to 285.01 million tonnes of the Final Estimates of 2017-18.

Foodgrain production (million tonnes)

Grains

4th Advance Estimates (2018-19)

Final Estimates (2017-18)

Rice 

116.42 

112.76

Wheat

102.19

99.87

 Nutri / Coarse Cereals

42.95

46.97

Maize

27.23

28.75

Pulses

23.40

25.42

According to the 4th Advance Estimates, oilseeds production in 2018-19 is estimated at 32.26 million tonnes as compared to 31.45 million tonnes of the Final Estimates of 2017-18. Cotton production is estimated at 28.71 million bales of 170 kg each against 32.8 million bales of 2017-18 and sugarcane production is estimated at 400.16 million tonnes as compared to 380 million tonnes of 2017-18.
 
Production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 9.77 million bales of 180 kg each as compared to 10.03 million bales of 2017-18.

The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received from the states and validated with information available from other sources.

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