Foodgrains Production in 2013-14 Likely to Cross 264 MT

Highest Ever Production Production of Many Crops is Likely to Break Earlier Records 3rd Advance Estimates of Crop Production Released

India is likely to produce 264.38 million tonnes of foodgrains during 2013-14 (includes kharif 2013 and rabi 2013-14crops) compared to 257.13 million tonnes last year. This is more than 7 million tonnes higher than the production last year. In the earlier estimates (2nd Advance Estimates) released in February, the total foodgrain production was pegged at 263.2 million tonne.  

Rice production is expected at record106.29 million tonne and wheat production is expected to reach 95.85 million tonnes, again a record.

Record production has also been achieved in the case of  tur (3.38 million tonne), gram (9.93 million tonnes), maize (24.19 million tonnes), all pulses put together (19.57 million tonne), cotton (36.50 million bales) and jute (10.82 million bales).

The production estimates for major crops for 2013-14 as compared to final estimates for the previous 5 years are as follows:

(million tonnes)


Crop

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14
3rd Advance Estimates

Rice

99.18

89.09

95.98

105.31

105.24

106.29

Wheat

80.68

80.80

86.87

94.88

93.51

95.85

Jowar

7.25

6.70

7.00

6.01

5.28

5.25

Bajra

8.89

6.51

10.37

10.28

8.74

9.19

Maize

19.73

16.72

21.73

21.76

22.26

24.19

Coarse Cereals

40.04

33.55

43.40

42.04

40.04

 

42.68

Tur

2.27

2.46

2.86

2.65

3.02

3.38

Gram

7.06

7.48

8.22

7.70

8.83

9.93

Urad

1.17

1.24

1.76

1.77

1.90

1.50

Moong

1.03

0.69

1.80

1.63

1.19

1.40

Total Pulses

14.57

14.66

18.24

17.09

18.34

19.57

Total Foodgrains

234.47

218.11

244.49

259.32

257.13

264.38

Groundnut

7.17

5.43

8.26

6.96

4.69

9.47

Rapeseed & Mustard

7.20

6.61

8.18

6.60

8.03

 

7.83

Soyabean

9.91

9.96

12.74

12.21

14.66

11.95

Total Nine Oilseeds

27.72

24.88

32.48

29.80

30.94

 

32.41

Cotton #

22.28

24.02

33.00

35.20

34.22

36.50

Jute, Mesta # #

10.37

11.82

10.62

11.40

10.93

 

11.40

Sugarcane

285.03

292.30

342.38

361.04

341.20

348.38

million bales of 170 kgs each
## million bales of 180 kgs each 

MP: SS: CP (3rd advance estimates) 16-05-2014

(Source:PIB Release ID :105083)