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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:
Crops Production 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.
Rice 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.
Wheat 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.
Coarse Cereals 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.
Pulses 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.
Oilseeds 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.
Cotton 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.
Sugarcane 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.