As per the first advance estimate released by agriculture ministry, the output of rice is estimated at 100.35 million tonnes while pulses production is estimated at 8.23 million tonnes.
The country’s food grains production during the rainfed Kharif season is estimated at 140.57 million tonnes – 0.8% down from the total output estimated in 2018-19 Kharif. However, it is 6.38% more than average foodgrain production of previous five years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18).
As per the first advance estimate released by agriculture ministry, the output of rice is estimated at 100.35 million tonnes while pulses production is estimated at 8.23 million tonnes. In last Kharif season the pulses production has been estimated at 8.59 million tonnes.
“The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received from States and validated with information available from other sources. The production figures will vary as there is lot of time left for harvest,” said a senior agriculture department official.
The total kharif oilseeds production in the country during 2019-20 is estimated at 22.39 million tonnes which is higher by 1.11 million tonnes than the production of 21.28 million tonnes during 2018-19. The production of oilseeds during 2019-20 is also higher by 2.17 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.
The output of coarse cereals is estimated at 32.00 million tonnes which is higher by 1.01 million tonnes than the production of 30.99 million tonnes achieved during 2018-19.
The production of sugarcane in the country during 2019-20 is estimated at 377.77 million tonnes, which is around 6% down from last year’s production.
“First delay in monsoon spoilt the prospects of sugarcane crops and then excessive rains and floods damaged the standing crops. This has reduced the crop size. However, damage is not to that extent,” the official said.
However, the production of cotton is estimated at 32.27 million bales (of 170 kg each), which is higher by 3.56 million bales than the production of 28.71 million bales during 2018-19.