ANN | New Delhi, 17 Feb 2022
The Second Advance Estimates of production of major crops for the year 2021-22 have been released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The total food grains production in the country is estimated to reach an all-time record high of 316.06 million tonnes. The estimated food grains production for agricultural year 2020-21 (July-June) was 310.74 million tonnes.
According to the estimates, wheat production is also expected to be record high at 111.32 million tonnes during 2021-22 as compared to 109.59 million tonnes in 2020-21.
The total production of rice (kharif and rabi both) is also expected to reach an all-time record high of 127.93 million tonnes higher than the last year’s rice output of 124.37 million tonnes.
“Total oilseeds production in the country during 2021-22is estimated at record 37.15 million tonnes which is higher by 1.20 million tonnes than the production of 35.95 million tonnes during 2020-21. Further, the production of oilseeds during 2021-22 is higher by 4.46 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production”, the release stated.
The pulses production is estimated to increase by 5.87 percent to 26.96 million tonnes in 2021-22 from 25.46 million tonnes in the last year. Among pulses, gram production is estimated to reach at 13.12 million tonnes during the current year from 11.91 million tonnes during the last year.
Total production of Sugarcane in the country during 2021-22 is estimated at 414.04 million tonnes which is higher by 40.59 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 373.46 million tonnes.
Production of Cotton is estimated at 34.06 million bales (each of 170 kg) is higher by 1.12 million bales than the average cotton production of 32.95 million bales. Production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 9.57 million bales (each of 180 kg), the release added.