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Wheat Sowing Area

Posted On: 14 MAR 2023 6:59PM by PIB Delhi

As per Second Advance Estimates for the agriculture year 2022-23, the Wheat production in the country is estimated at 112.18 million tonneswhich is higher by 4.44 million tonnes than the production achieved during 2021-22.Thedetails of State-wise absolute increase/decrease in wheat sowing area in the current year i.e. 2022-23 (2nd Advance   Estimates) over the last five years (2017-18 to 2021-22) average is given at Annexure. 

At present, there is no proposal for lifting restriction on export of wheat before the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (DA&FW).

During the current fiscal year (upto January, 2023),Rs. 11728.36 crore worth of wheat has been exported. 

In order to address the rising price of Wheat and Atta and to moderate the same, FCI sells excess stocks of wheat from the Central Pool at pre-determined prices in the open market from time to time under Open Market Sale Scheme-Domestic {OMSS(D)}. So far 50 LMT (30+20 LMT) of wheat from FCI stock has been decided to be offloaded under OMSS(D), 2023 upto31st March, 2023. Further, the Government reviewed OMSS(D) policy for the year 2023 and reduced the reserve price of wheatvide order dated 10.02.2023 and 17.02.2023.

Annexure

Wheat Sowing Area

State/ UT

Average                 2017-18 to 2021-22

2022-23*

Absolute Increase/Decrease

 
 

Assam

12.91

10.00

-2.91

 

Bihar 

2173.88

2203.82

29.93

 

Chhattisgarh

126.51

146.40

19.89

 

Gujarat

986.23

1313.00

326.77

 

Haryana

2479.14

2364.14

-115.00

 

Himachal Pradesh 

315.45

322.21

6.76

 

Jharkhand 

211.98

164.13

-47.86

 

Karnataka

172.22

162.00

-10.22

 

Madhya Pradesh

5994.00

7150.00

1156.00

 

Maharashtra

1034.76

1071.20

36.44

 

Odisha

0.14

0.18

0.04

 

Punjab

3521.68

3506.00

-15.68

 

Rajasthan

2878.00

2964.70

86.70

 

Telangana

5.40

3.00

-2.40

 

Uttar Pradesh

9683.60

9590.00

-93.60

 

Uttarakhand

317.20

298.00

-19.20

 

West Bengal

166.25

250.00

83.75

 

Others

302.67

349.49

46.82

 

All India                            

30382.01

31868.26

1486.24

 

(in '000 Hectares)

* As per 2ndAdvance Estimates

This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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