The Union Government of India on 3 May 2013 revised the production estimates of the foodgrains upwards by 5.22 million tonnes for 2012-13, over earlier expectation of 254.24 million tonnes due to the higher output of wheat, rice and coarse cereals.
With this revision the total cereal output estimation has gone up to 255.36 million tonnes. The wheat and rice production pegged at 93.62 million tonnes and 104.22 million tonnes respectively.
The earlier estimate set for the foodgrains for the year was 254.24 million tonnes. The third advance estimate that was officially released on 3 May 2013 estimated that the total foodgrain production for the year will be lower by 3.96 million tonnes from the previous year 2011-12 ecord production of 259.24 million tonnes. As the total output for wheat and rice in 2011-12 were 94.98 million tonnes and 105.31 million tonnes respectively. While for 2012-13 it is estimated to be 93.62 million tonnes and 104.22 million tonnes respectively.
States that lacked in Production due to Environmental Issues
Delayed monsoon and drought in different parts of states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan had an impact on the production of pulses and coarse cereal during Kharif season.