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Foodgrain production of 3235 lakh tonnes estimated as per second advance estimates of 2022-23

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15 February 2023, New Delhi: Second Advance Estimates of production of major crops for the agricultural year 2022-23 have been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar said that foodgrain production of 3235.54 Lakh Tonnes is estimated in the current agricultural year. He said that the agriculture sector is developing day by day due to the hard work of farmers, the proficiency of scientists, and farmer’s friendly policies of the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. 

While appreciating the increase in the production of coarse grains in advance estimates, Mr. Tomar hoped that there would be a further increase in the production and use of coarse grains/nutritious grains in the coming years.

The assessment of the production of different crops is based on the feedback received from States and validated with information available from other sources. This assessment shall undergo further revision over successive estimates based on feedback received from the states, alternative sources, and other factors.

 As per Second Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops for 2022-23 is as under:

  • Foodgrains  –  3235.54 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
  • Rice  –  1308.37 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
  • Wheat – 1121.82 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
  •  Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 527.26 Lakh Tonnes 
  • Maize  –  346.13 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
  • Barley – 22.04 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
  • Total Pulses – 278.10 Lakh Tonnes. (Record)
  • Gram – 136.32 Lakh Tonnes. (Record)
  • Moong – 35.45 Lakh Tonnes. (Record)
  • Oilseeds  –  400.01 Lakh Tonnes. (Record)
    • Groundnut  –  100.56 Lakh Tonnes.
    • Soyabean  –  139.75 Lakh Tonnes.
    • Rapeseed & Mustard – 128.18 Lakh Tonnes. (Record)
  • Cotton  –  337.23 Lakh bales (of 170 kg each) 
  • Sugarcane – 4687.89 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
  • Jute & Mesta 100.49 Lakh bales (of 180 kg each)

As per Second Advance Estimate for 2022-23, Total Foodgrain production in the country is estimated at record 3235.54 lakh tonnes which is higher by 79.38 LMT as compared to the previous year 2021-22.            

Total production of Rice during 2022-23 is estimated at (a record) 1308.37 lakh tonnes. It is higher by 13.65 lakh tonnes as compared to the previous year.

The production of Wheat (a record) in the country is estimated at 1121.82 LMT which is higher by 44.40 LMT as compared to the previous year’s production.

Production of Maize in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at (record) 346.13 lakh tonnes which is higher by 8.83 lakh tonnes than the previous year’s production of 337.30 lakh tonnes.

Production of Nutri / Coarse Cereals is estimated at 527.26 lakh tonnes which is higher by 16.25 lakh tonnes than the previous year’s production.    

The production of Moong is estimated at a new record of 35.45 LMT which is higher by 3.80 LMT as compared to the previous year’s production.

Total Pulses production during 2022-23 is estimated at 278.10 lakh tonnes which is higher by 5.08 lakh tonnes than the previous year’s production of 273.02 LMT and 31.54 LMT higher than the average pulses production of the last five years.

The production of Soybean and Rapeseed & Mustard is estimated at 139.75 LMT and 128.18 LMT respectively, which is higher by 9.89 LMT and 8.55 LMT respectively than the production of the previous year 2021-22.

Total Oilseeds production in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at record 400.01 lakh tonnes which is higher by 20.38 lakh tonnes than the previous year’s oilseeds production.  

The total production of Sugarcane in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at a record 4687.89 lakh tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2022-23 is higher by 293.65 lakh tonnes than the previous year’s production. 

Production of Cotton is estimated at 337.23 lakh bales (of 170 kg each) and production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 100.49 lakh bales (of 180 kg each).

The estimated production of various crops as per the Second Advance Estimates for 2022-23 vis-à-vis the comparative estimates for the years 2012-13 onwards is enclosed.

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