Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases Third Advance Estimates of Principal Crops for 2020-21

Estimated Record foodgrain production of 305.44 million tonnes; higher by 7.94 million tonnes than 2019-20

Positive result of tireless efforts of farmers, contributions of scientists and Government policies: Shri Tomar

Posted On: 25 MAY 2021 7:12PM by PIB Delhi

The Third Advance Estimates of production of major agricultural crops for 2020-21 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. The total foodgrain production is estimated at 305.44 million tonnes. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar stated that, “this positive situation is the result of tireless efforts of our farmer brothers and sisters, contributions of agricultural scientists, policies of the Government of India and better cooperation and coordination from State Governments. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's focus is on the development of the agricultural sector.”

The assessment of production of different crops is based on the data received from States and validated with information available from other sources. The comparative estimate of production of principal crops since 2005-06 is enclosed.

As per 3rd Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2020-21 is as under:

 

  • Foodgrains  –  305.44 million tonnes. (record)
    • Rice  –  121.46  million tonnes. (record)
    • Wheat  –  108.75  million tonnes. (record)
    • Nutri / Coarse Cereals  –  49.66 million tonnes.
    • Maize  –  30.24 million tonnes. (record)
    • Pulses  –  25.58 million tonnes.
    • Tur  –  4.14 million tonnes.
    • Gram – 12.61 million tonnes. (record)
  • Oilseeds  –  36.57 million tonnes.
        • Groundnut  –  10.12 million tonnes (record)
        • Soyabean  –  13.41 million tonnes
        • Rapeseed and Mustard – 9.99 million tonnes (record)
  • Sugarcane – 392.80 million tonnes
  • Cotton  –  36.49 million bales (of 170 kg each)
  • Jute  & Mesta – 9.62 million bales (of 180 kg each)

 

As per Third Advance Estimates for 2020-21, total Foodgrain production in the country is estimated at record 305.44 million tonnes which is higher by 7.94 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain of 297.50 million tonnes achieved during 2019-20. Further, the production during 2020-21 is higher by 26.66 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2015-16 to 2019-20) average production of foodgrain.

Total production of Rice during 2020-21 is estimated at record 121.46 million tonnes. It is higher by 9.01 million tonnes than the last five years’ average production of 112.44 million tonnes.

Production of Wheat during 2020-21 is estimated at record 108.75 million tonnes. It is higher by 8.32 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 100.42 million tonnes.

Production of Nutri / Coarse Cereals estimated at 49.66 million tonnes, which is higher by 1.91 million tonnes than the production of 47.75 million tonnes achieved during 2019-20. Further, it is also higher by 5.68 million tonnes than the average production.

Total Pulses production during 2020-21 is estimated at 25.58 million tonnes which is higher by 3.64 million tonnes than the last five years’ average production of 21.93 million tonnes.

Total Oilseeds production in the country during 2020-21 is estimated at record 36.57 million tonnes which is higher by 3.35 million tonnes than the production of 33.22 million tonnes during 2019-20. Further, the production of oilseeds during 2020-21 is higher by 6.02 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.

Total production of Sugarcane in the country during 2020-21 is estimated at 392.80 million tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2020-21 is higher by 30.73 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 362.07 million tonnes.

Production of Cotton is estimated at 36.49 million bales (of 170 kg each) is higher by 4.59 million bales than the average cotton production.  Production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 9.62 million bales (of 180 kg each).   

Click Here for Third advance estimates of production of foodgrains for 2020-21

 

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