The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC & FW) has released the 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major agricultural crops for 2020-21. According to the estimates, the total foodgrain production in India is estimated to rise by 2.66% to a record 305.44 Million Tonnes (MT) in 2020-21 (compared to 2019).
- It is an increase of 7.94 MT than the production of foodgrain of 297.50 MT achieved during 2019-20.
- The 305.44 MT estimate is higher by 26.66 MT compared to average production of foodgrains of the previous five years (2015-16 to 2019-20).
- The assessment is based on data received from States.
As per 3rd Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2020-21 are as under
|Rice||121.46 MT (record)|
(higher by 9.01 MT compared to last five years’ average production of 112.44 MT)
|Wheat||108.75 MT (record)|
(higher by 8.32 MT than the average wheat production of 100.42 MT)
|Nutri/Coarse Cereal||49.66 MT|
(higher by 1.91 MT compared to 47.75 MT achieved during 2019-20)
(higher by 3.64 MT than last 5 years average production of 21.93 MT)
|Oilseeds||36.57 MT (record)|
(higher by 3.35 MT than the production of 33.22 MT during 2019-20)
(higher by 30.73 MT than the average sugarcane production of 362.07 MT)
|Cotton||36.49 million bales (of 170 kg each)|
(higher by 4.59 million bales than the average cotton production)
|Jute & Mesta||9.62 million bales (of 180 kg each)|
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Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar stated that the Government has set Foodgrains Production target for the crop year 2021-22 at 307 Million Tonnes (MT), the production target for 2020-21 was 301.92 MT.
About Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW)
Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC & FW) comes under MoA&FW
Union Minister – Narendra Singh Tomar (Morena, Madhya Pradesh)
Minister of State – Parshottam Rupala (Rajya Sabha, Gujarat), Kailash Choudhary (Lok Sabha – Barmer, Rajasthan)