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India’s Foodgrain production for the year 2022-23 estimated to reach 3305.34 Lakh Tonnes

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25 May 2023, New Delhi: The Third Advance Estimate of the production of major crops for the agricultural year 2022-23 has been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on the occasion said that the foodgrain production of 3305.34 Lakh Tonnes is estimated in the current agricultural year.

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

Foodgrains  – 3305.34 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
·       Rice  – 1355.42 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
·       Wheat – 1127.43 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
·       Bajra – 111.66 Lakh Tonnes 
·       Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 547.48 Lakh Tonnes
·       Maize  – 359.13 Lakh Tonnes (Record)

Total Pulses – 275.04 Lakh Tonnes.
·       Gram – 135.43 Lakh Tonnes
·       Moong – 37.40 Lakh Tonnes

Oilseeds  – 409.96 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
·       Groundnut – 102.82 Lakh Tonnes
·       Soybean  – 149.76 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
·       Rapeseed & Mustard – 124.94 Lakh Tonnes (Record)

Cotton  – 343.47 Lakh bales (of 170 kg each) 
Sugarcane – 4942.28 Lakh Tonnes (Record)
Jute & Mesta – 94.94 Lakh bales (of 180 kg each)

As per Third Advance Estimates for 2022-23, Total Foodgrain production in the country is estimated at record 3305.34 lakh tones which is higher by 149.18 LMT as compared to the previous year 2021-22.

Total production of Rice during 2022-23 is estimated at (a record) 1355.42 lakh metric tonnes (LMT). It is higher by 60.71 lakh tonnes as compared to the previous year.

The production of Wheat (a record) in the country is estimated at 1127.43 LMT which is higher by 50.01 LMT as compared to the previous year’s production.

Production of Maize in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at (a record) 359.13 LMT which is higher by 21.83 lakh tonnes than the previous year’s production.

Production of Nutri / Coarse Cereal is estimated at 547.48 lakh tonnes which is higher by 36.47 LMT than the previous year’s production.

The production of Moong is estimated at 37.40 LMT which is higher by 5.74 LMT as compared to the previous year’s production.

Total Pulses production during 2022-23 is estimated at 275.04 LMT which is higher by 2.02 lakh tonnes than the previous year’s production of 273.02 LMT.

The production of Soybean, Rapeseed and Mustard is estimated at 149.76 LMT and 124.94 LMT respectively, which is higher by 19.89 LMT and 5.31 LMT respectively than the production of the previous year 2021-22.

Total Oilseeds production in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at record 409.96 LMT which is higher by 30.33 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 4942.28 LMT. The production of sugarcane during 2022-23 is higher by 548.03 LMT than the previous year’s production.

Production of Cotton is estimated at 343.47 lakh bales (of 170 kg each) and production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 94.94 lakh bales (of 180 kg each).

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