India's 2019-20 foodgrain production seen at record 292 million tonnes
19 February 2020
India’s foodgrain production is expected to reach a record 291.95 million tonnes, as per the second advance estimates of production of foodgrains, oilseeds and other commercial crops for the agricultural year 2019-2020.
As per the second advance estimates for 2019-20, total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at record 291.95 million tonnes which is higher by 6.74 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain of 285.21 million tonnes achieved during 2018-19. Foodgrain production during 2019-20 is also higher by 26.20 million tonnes compared with the average production during the previous five years (2013-14 to 2017-18).
Total production of rice during 2019-20 is estimated at record 117.47 million tonnes, which is higher by 9.67 million tonnes than the five years’ average production of 107.80 million tonnes.
Production of wheat during 2019-20 is estimated at record 106.21 million tonne, which is higher by 2.61 million tonnes compared with wheat production during 2018-19 and is 11.60 million tonnes higher than the five-year average wheat production of 94.61 million tonnes.
Production of nutri/coarse cereals, estimated at 45.24 million tonnes, is higher by 2.18 million tonnes than the 43.06 million tonnes production achieved during 2018-19. It is also higher by 2.16 million tonnes than the five-year average production.
Total production of pulses during 2019-20 is estimated at 23.02 million tonnes, which is higher by 2.76 million tonnes compared to the five-year average production of 20.26 million tonnes.
Total oilseeds production in the country during 2019-20 is estimated at 34.19 million tonnes, which is higher by 2.67 million tonnes than the production of 31.52 million tonnes during 2018-19. Further, the production of oilseeds during 2019-20 is higher by 4.54 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.
Total production of sugarcane in the country during 2019-20 is estimated at 353.85 million tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2019-20 is higher by 4.07 million tonnes compared to the average sugarcane production of 349.78 million tonnes in the past five years.
Cotton production is estimated at 34.89 million bales (of 170 kg each) in 2019-20, which is higher by 6.85 million bales than the production of 28.04 million bales produced during 2018-19. Production of jute and mesta is estimated at 9.81 million bales (of 180 kg each).
These estimates are, however, subject to revision on account of more precise information flowing over the time.
Production of major crops during 2019-20 (second advance estimates)