Foodgrain output likely to be at 296 million tonnes for 2019-20: 3rd advance estimates

File output in most crops, barring pulses, in 2019-twenty has helped India to have a bumper foodgrains harvest of 295.sixty seven million tonnes (MT), just about three.seven per cent far more than 285.21 MT developed in 2018-19, in accordance to 3rd progress cop estimates introduced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Wheat and coarse cereals accounted for a lot of the raise in output. Although wheat output is estimated to be 107.eighteen MT in the recent crop 12 months (July-June) as compared to 103.six MT in the former 12 months, coarse cereals output to raise by just about four.five MT to forty seven.fifty four MT. The output of rice too scheduled to go up by close to one.five MT to 117.ninety four MT as towards that in the former crop 12 months.

At 33.five MT, oilseeds output is projected to be two MT better than 31.52 MT in the former 12

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