Foodgrains production likely to cross 263 million tonnes
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Foodgrain output estimated at record 263.2 million tonnes in 2013-14 compared to 257.13 million tonnes in 2012-13.
This is 6 million tonnes higher than the production last year.
According to 2nd Advance Estimates of Crop Production, rice production is expected at record 106.19 million tonnes and wheat production is expected to reach 95.60 million tonnes, again a record.
Record production has also been achieved in the case of maize (23.29 million tonne), tur (3.34 million tonne), all pulses put together (19.77 million tonne), nine major oilseeds put together (32.98 million tonne) and cotton (35.60 million bales).