India’s foodgrain production is estimated to rise 3.74 per cent to a new record of 308.65 million tonnes in the crop year 2020-21, on the better output of rice, wheat and pulses amid good monsoon rains last year, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. The record output is projected in rice, wheat, maize, pulses, and oilseeds.In the 2019-20 crop year (July-June), the country’s foodgrain output (comprising wheat, rice, pulses and coarse cereals) stood at a record 297.5 million tonnes.Releasing the fourth advance estimate for the 2020-21 crop year, the agriculture ministry said foodgrain production is projected at a record 308.65 million tonnes.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the record foodgrains are being produced in the country due to the tireless hard work of the farmers, the skill of the scientists and the agriculture and farmer-friendly government policies.
“The central government is doing concrete work with the states to advance Indian agriculture, which will continue.The government releases four estimates before the final one at different stages of crop growth and harvesting.
Source: Economic Times