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Foodgrain production to be record 279.51 million tonnes: Government

Wednesday - May 16, 2018 7:50 pm , Category : BUSINESS
 Foodgrain production to be record 279.51 million tonnes: Government
Foodgrain production to be record 279.51 million tonnes: Government
New Delhi May 16 (IANS) The foodgrain production in the country this year will be a record 279.51 million tonnes an increase of 4.4 million tonnes over last year the Agriculture Ministry said in its third advance estimates released on Wednesday.
Last year the foodgrain production was 275.11 million tonnes.
According to the estimates wheat output would be 98.61 million tonnes while rice production figures are pegged at 111.52 million tonnes.
In addition the country is expected to produce 30.64 million tonnes of oilseeds 34.86 million tonnes of cotton bales (170 kg each) and 355.10 million tonnes of sugar cane.

--IANS spk/tsb

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