Agriculture

Foodgrains production estimated at 252 23 MT in FY16

Production of rice estimated at 103 36 million tonnes in FY 2016
Foodgrains production estimated at 252 23 MT in FY16

Despite setback due to deficient rainfall and due to shortage of water in reservoirs, the 3rd Advance Estimates of foodgrains production for 2015-16 has been higher than that in the last year. Total foodgrains production during 2015-16, estimated at 252.23 million tonnes, has been higher by 0.21 million tonnes over the production of 252.02 million tonnes during 2014-15.

Total production of rice during 2015-16 is estimated at 103.36 million tonnes, which is lower by 2.12 million tonnes than its production of 105.48 million tonnes during 2014-15. Production of wheat estimated at 94.04 million tonnes is higher by 7.51 million tonnes than the production of 86.53 million tonnes of wheat during 2014-15.

Total production of coarse cereals is estimated at 37.78 million tonnes which is lower by 5.08 million tonnes as compared to their production of 42.86 million tonnes during 2014-15. Total pulses production of 17.06 million tonnes during 2015-16 is marginally lower than the previous year’s production of 17.15 million tonnes.

With a decline of 1.6 million tonnes over the previous year’s production’s total oilseeds production in the country during 2015-16 is estimated at 25.9 million tonnes.

Production of sugarcane estimated at 346.72 million tones, is lower by 15.61 million tonnes than its production during 2014-15. Production of Cotton estimated at 30.52 million bales (of 170 kg each) is also lower by 4.28 million bales than its production of 34.805 million bales during 2014-15. Production of jute is estimated at 9.92 million bales (of 180 kg each) which is lower by 0.70 million bales than its production of 10.62 million bales during 2014-15.  

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