Fourth Advance Production Estimates of Major Crops During 2015-16
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare released the 4th Advance Estimates of production of major
crops for 2015-16.
The estimated production of major crops during 2015-16:
||Comparison with Last Year’s Production
| Food grains
|| 252.22 million tonnes
|| As per the 4th Advance Estimates for 2015-16 total food grains production in the country has been higher than that
in the last year. Total food grains production during 2015-16, estimated at 252.22 million tonnes, has been higher by
0.20 million tonnes over the production of 252.02 million tonnes during 2014-15.
|| 104.32 million tonnes
||Total production of rice during 2015-16 is estimated at 104.32 million tonnes, which is lower by 1.16 million
tonnes than its production of 105.48 million tonnes during 2014-15.
||93.50 million tonnes
||Production of wheat estimated at 93.50 million tonnes is higher by 6.97 million tonnes than the production of
86.53 million tonnes of wheat during 2014-15.
||37.94 million tonnes
||Total production of coarse cereals is estimated at 37.94 million tonnes which is lower by 4.92 million tonnes
as compared to their production of 42.86 million tonnes during 2014-15.
||16.47 million tonnes
||Total pulses production of 16.47 million tonnes during 2015-16 is marginally lower than the previous year’s
production of 17.15 million tonnes.
||25.3 million tonnes
||With a decline of 2.207 million tonnes over the previous year’s production’s total oilseeds production in the
country during 2015-16 is estimated at 25.304 million tonnes.
|| 30.147 million bales (of 170 kg each)
|| Production of Cotton estimated at 30.147 million bales (of 170 kg each) is also lower by 4.658 million bales
than its production of 34.805 million bales during 2014-15.
|| 352.163 million tonnes
|| Production of sugarcane estimated at 352.16 million tonnes, is lower by 10.17 million tonnes than its
production during 2014-15.