Advance Production Estimates of Major Crops During 2015-16

The 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2015-16 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

The estimated production of major crops during 2015-16 is as under:

Ø  Foodgrains  –  252.23 million tonnes

  • Rice  –  103.36 million tonnes
  • Wheat – 94.04 million tonnes
  • Coarse Cereals  –  37.78 million tonnes
  • Maize  –  21.02 million tonnes
  • Pulses  –  17.06 million tonnes
  • Tur  –  2.60 million tonnes
  • Gram  –  7.48 million tonnes

Ø   Oilseeds  –  25.9 million tonnes

  • Soyabean  –  8.92 million tonnes
  • Groundnut  –  6.89 million tonnes
  • Rapeseed & Mustard – 6.85 million tonnes

Ø   Cotton  –  30.52 million bales (of 170 kg each)

Ø   Sugarcane – 346.72 million tonnes

 

Despite setback due to deficient rainfall and due to shortage of water in reservoirs. As per the 3rd Advance Estimates for 2015-16 total foodgrains production in the country has been higher than that in the last year. Total foodgrains production during 2015-16, estimated at 252.23 million tonnes, has been higher by 0.21 million tonnes over the production of 252.02 million tonnes during 2014-15.

Total production of rice during 2015-16 is estimated at 103.36 million tonnes, which is lower by 2.12 million tonnes than its production of 105.48 million tonnes during 2014-15.  Production of wheat estimated at 94.04 million tonnes is higher by 7.51 million tonnes than the production of 86.53 million tonnes of wheat during 2014-15.

Total production of coarse cereals is estimated at 37.78 million tonnes which is lower by 5.08 million tonnes as compared to their production of 42.86 million tonnes during 2014-15. Total pulses production of 17.06 million tonnes during 2015-16 is marginally lower than the previous year’s production of 17.15 million tonnes.  With a decline of 1.6 million tonnes over the previous year’s production’s total oilseeds production in the country during 2015-16 is estimated at 25.9 million tonnes.

Production of sugarcane estimated at 346.72 million tones, is lower by 15.61 million tonnes than its production during 2014-15. Production of Cotton estimated at 30.52 million bales (of 170 kg each) is also lower by 4.28 million bales than its production of 34.805 million bales during 2014-15. Production of jute is estimated at 9.92 million bales (of 180 kg each) which is lower by 0.70 million bales than its production of 10.62 million bales during 2014-15.

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