Target of Food Grains Production is 270.10 Million Tonnes
The Target Production Prescribed for Different Crops for the Year 2016-17, approved by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Minister. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that the India will have record production
of food grains during 2016-17.
The Minister has given his approval for the target production of different crops for the year 2016-17. He added that, a good
monsoon is expected in coming months and for the year 2016-17 target of food grains production is set as 270.10 million tonnes.
He observed that this is an ambitious target for the food grains production.
A target of 108.50 million tonnes rice production has been fixed for the year 2016-17. Whereas, it is 96.50 million tonnes for
the crop of wheat. The target has been fixed 20.75 million tonnes for all kinds of pulses, whereas for oilseed it is 35 million
tonnes. A target of 355 million tonnes production of sugarcane has been earmarked.
Minister also said that despite two consecutive droughts, production of food grains went up in comparison to last year. It is
estimated at 252.23 million tonnes of food grains in 2015-16.