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India’s foodgrains production to touch record 295.67 MT

India’s foodgrains production to touch record 295.67 MT

Friday 15th May 2020

India's foodgrains production is estimated to touch a record 295.67 million tonne (MT) in 2019-20 crop year -- the fourth consecutive year that the country has witnessed record production -- buoyed by good rains, according to Agriculture Ministry's latest data. This is up by 10.46MT from previous year.

Releasing the third advance estimate, the ministry said total foodgrains production in the country is estimated at record 295.67 million tonnes which is higher by 10.46 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain of 285.21 million tonnes achieved during 2018-19.

Rice and wheat production is estimated to be a record 117.94 million tonne and 107.18 million tonnes, respectively this year, it added.

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