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Food grain production estimated to reach new high of 150 million tonnes in 2021-22: Centre

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Tuesday launched the primary advance estimates of manufacturing of main kharif crops for 2021-22, with the entire meals grain manufacturing estimated to succeed in a brand new excessive of 150.50 million tonnes. Nonetheless, kharif oilseed manufacturing is estimated at 2.33 million, which is decrease than its goal of 26 million tonnes and final yr’s manufacturing of 24.03 million tonnes.

In an announcement, the ministry mentioned, “As per First Advance Estimates for 2021-22 (Kharif Solely), whole foodgrain manufacturing within the nation is estimated at file 150.50 million tonnes which is larger by 12.71 million tonnes than the typical foodgrain manufacturing of earlier 5 years’ (2015-16 to 2019-20).”

The entire meals grain manufacturing stood at 149.56 million tonnes over the last kharif season. This yr, the federal government has set a goal to succeed in 151.43 million tonnes.

The estimates present that kharif rice manufacturing can be anticipated to succeed in a file degree of 107.04 million tonnes throughout 2021-22, which is barely larger than final yr’s determine of 104.41 million tonnes.

In line with the assertion, rice manufacturing in kharif season 2021-22 is estimated to be 9.21 million tonnes larger than the earlier 5 years’ (2015-16 to 2019-20) common of 97.83 million tonnes.

The entire manufacturing of pulses throughout 2021-22 is estimated at 9.45 million tonnes, which is marginally decrease than the goal of 9.82 million tonnes and barely larger than the final yr’s manufacturing determine of 8.69 million tonnes.

Among the many kharif pulses, the manufacturing of tur (arhar) is estimated at 4.43 million tonnes, urad and moong at 2.05 million tonnes every, and different kharif pulses at 0.94 million tonnes.

The estimates present that whole manufacturing of six kharif oilseeds—groundnut, castorseed, sesamum, nigerseed, soyabean and sunflower—is estimated at 2.33 million throughout kharif season 2021-22, which is decrease than the present kharif goal of 26 million tonnes and final yr’s manufacturing of 24.03 million tonnes.

The drop in kharif oilseed manufacturing is critical because the edible oil costs have been hovering at a file degree for the previous couple of months.

In line with the assertion, sugarcane and cotton manufacturing can be estimated to succeed in a file degree in 2021-22.

“Complete manufacturing of sugarcane within the nation throughout 2021-22 is estimated at 419.25 million tonnes. The manufacturing of sugarcane throughout 2021-22 is larger by 57.18 million tonnes than the typical sugarcane manufacturing of 362.07 million tonnes,” the assertion mentioned.

It added, “Manufacturing of cotton estimated at 36.22 million bales (of 170 kg every) and manufacturing of Jute & Mesta estimated at 9.61 million bales (of 180 kg every).

“The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar mentioned that the file foodgrain manufacturing of 150.50 million tonnes is estimated in kharif season. He mentioned that, there was bumper manufacturing resulting from onerous work of farmers, proficiency of scientists and farmer pleasant insurance policies of the Authorities within the management of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi,” the assertion additional mentioned.

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