Second AE put Foodgrain production at 263.2 MT in 2013-14
Union Agriculture Ministry released the Second advance estimates of Crop Production on 14 February 2014.
Union Agriculture Ministry released the Second advance estimates of Crop Production on 14 February 2014. As per the estimate, Foodgrain production is likely to touch a record of 263.2 million tonnes in 2013-14, as against the benchmark high of 259 million tonnes achieved in 2011-12. This would be the highest foodgrain production ever achieved in the country.
The estimated foodgrain production of 263.2 for 2013-14 million tonnes is higher than the foodgrain production of 257.13 million tonnes in 2012-13. This is 6 million tonnes higher than the production in 2012-13.
Record production of rice, wheat, oilseeds and cotton has contributed to the overall rise in foodgrain output in the 2013-14. Also, a good monsoon along with improved sowing of both kharif (summer) and rabi (winter) crops have improved prospects of a better foodgrain production in 2013-14.
The rice output is expected to be 106.19 million tonnes, as against 105.24 million tonnes produced in 2012-13. Wheat production is expected to be 95.60 million tonnes compared to 93.51 million tonnes produced in 2012-13.
The output of Pulses in 2013-14 has gone up to 19.77 million tonnes compared to 18.34 million tonnes in 2011-12. Coarse cereal production increased by 1.5 million tonnes to 41.64 million tonnes.
The total oilseeds production is expected to be 329.83 lakh tonnes as against 309.43 lakh tonnes in 2012-13. Production of rapeseed and mustard is likely to be an all-time high at 82.51 lakh tonnes, compared to 80.29 lakh tonnes in 2012-13.