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3rd Advance Estimates of Production of Major Crops for 2016-17 Released

The 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2016-17 have been released today by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received from States and validated with information available from other sources.

As a result of very good rainfall during monsoon 2016 and various policy initiatives taken by the Government, the country has witnessed record foodgrain production in the current year.

As per Third Advance Estimates for 2016-17, total Foodgrain production in the country is estimated at 273.38 million tonnes which is higher by 8.34 million tonnes (3.15%) than the previous record production of Foodgrain of 265.04 million tonnes achieved during 2013-14.

As per 3rd Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2016-17 is as under:

Category Crops Production
Foodgrains 273.38 million tonnes (record)
Rice109.15 million tonnes (record)
Wheat97.44 million tonnes (record)
Coarse Cereals 44.39 million tonnes (record)
Maize26.14 million tonnes (record)
Pulses22.40 million tonnes (record)
Gram 9.08 million tonnes
Tur4.60 million tonnes (record)
Oilseeds 32.52 million tonnes
Soybean 14.01 million tonnes
Groundnut7.65 million tonnes
Castor seed 1.55 million tonnes
Cotton 32.58 million bales (of 170 kg each)
Sugarcane 306.03 million tonnes


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