31/05/2020

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Bumper harvest: Foodgrains output to touch 296 mt in 2019-20

History generation of most crops, barring pulses, in 2019-20, has aided India posta bumper foodgrains harvest of 295.sixty seven million tonnes (mt), nearly three.7 for every cent much more than 285.21 mt developed in 2018-19, according to the third progress crop estimates launched by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Wheat and coarse cereals accounted for considerably of the improve in generation. Even though wheat output is estimated to be 107.eighteen mt in the existing crop 12 months (July-June) compared to 103.six mt in the previous 12 months, coarse cereals generation might improve by nearly 4.5 mt to 47.fifty four mt. The output of rice, far too, is scheduled to go up by near to 1.5 mt to 117.94 mt compared to the previous crop 12 months.

At 33.5 mt, oilseeds generation is projected to be 2 mt higher than 31.fifty two mt in the previous 12 months, whilst pulses generation is estimated to improve by 1 mt to 23.01 mt.

Following a slump in generation final 12 months, the cotton produce is expected to glance up with a file 36 million bales (1 bale is 170 kg) this 12 months. Sugarcane generation, as expected, is down by 47 mt to 358 mt in 2019-20.