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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
03-February-2012 13:19 IST
Foodgrains Production in 2011-12 Estimated at Record 250 MT
Rice, Wheat and Cotton Production at Record Levels
2nd Advance Estimates of Crop Production Released
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            India is likely to produce 250.42 million tonnes of foodgrains during 2011-12 compared to 232.07 million tonnes last year. This is 18.35 million tonnes higher than 2010-11.  Wheat production is expected to reach 88.31 million tonnes, pulses 17.28 million tonnes and cotton 34.09 million bales (of 170 kg. each) this year.

Total production of rice in the country is estimated at 102.75 million tonnes which is an all time record.  Production of wheat estimated at 88.31 million tonnes is also a new record.

As a result of significant increase in production of rice and wheat, the estimated production of total foodgrains during 2011-12 stands at a record level of 250.42 million tonnes which is higher than the target of 245 million tonnes fixed for the year. The estimated production of foodgrains for the year is also higher by 5.64 million tonnes as compared to earlier record foodgrains production of 244.78 million tonnes achieved during last year.

The production of pulses and oilseeds is estimated at 17.28 million tonnes and 30.53 million tonnes respectively.

Production of cotton estimated at 34.09 million bales (of 170 kg. bales) is also a new record.  The estimated production of sugarcane stands at 347.87 million tonnes which is higher by 5.09 million tonnes as compared to last year.

As per the second advance estimates of crop production for 2011-12 released here today, the production estimates for major crops for 2011-12 as compared to final estimates for the previous year are as follows:

                                                                                       (million tonnes)

Crop

2011-12

2010-11  (final estimates)

Rice

102.75

95.98

Wheat

  88.31

86.87

Coarse cereals

  42.08

43.68

Pulses

  17.28

18.24

Oilseeds

  30.53

32.48

Sugarcane

 347.87

342.38

Cotton

  34.09 (million bales)

33.00

 

An inforgraphic on foodgrain production is available at pib.nic.in

 

MP: SB:CP: 2nd advance estimates (3.2.2012)