India’s foodgrain production estimated at 305.43 million tonnes in 2020-21

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New Delhi: Good monsoon rains last year has helped India to increase the food grain production by 2.66% for the current crop year 2020-21, said the agricultural ministry on Tuesday.

The sugarcane output is estimated to increase to 392.79 million tonnes from 370.56 million tonnes in the previous year.

The agricultural ministry has released the advance estimate for the 2020-21 crop year stating that the foodgrain production is estimated to reach a record 305.43 million tonnes. In the 2019-20 crop year (July-June), the country’s foodgrain output (comprising wheat, rice, pulses and coarse cereals) stood at a record 297.5 million tonnes.

Narendra Singh Tomar, Agriculture Minister has attributed the rise in production to the efforts taken by farmers and scientists as well as the policies of the Union government.

The estimates have been made based on the inputs provided by the state governments, said the ministry.

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