Ministry releases Second Advance Estimates of Major Agricultural Crops for the year 2023-24

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released Second Advance Estimates of Major Agricultural Crops (Kharif & Rabi Season) for the year 2023-24. From the last agricultural year, the summer season has been segregated from Rabi season and therefore this year Second Advance Estimate of area, production and yield includes only two seasons i.e. Kharif and Rabi season.

This estimate has been primarily prepared on the basis of information received from State Agricultural Statistics Authorities (SASAs). The data received has been validated and triangulated with information received from Remote Sensing, Weekly Crop Weather Watch Group inputs and other agencies. Further the climatic conditions, previous trends, price movements, mandi arrivals etc. are also considered while preparing the estimates.

The details of production of various crops (Kharif & Rabi only) are given as under:

Kharif Foodgrains– 1541.87 LMT/ RabiFoodgrains– 1551.61 LMT
Kharif Rice -1114.58 LMT; Rabi Rice – 123.57 LMT
Wheat – 1120.19 LMT
Kharif Maize – 227.20 LMT; Rabi Maize– 97.50 LMT
Kharif Shree Anna– 128.91 LMT; Rabi Shree Anna– 24.88 LMT
Tur – 33.39 LMT
Gram –121.61 LMT
Kharif Oilseeds–228.42 LMT / Rabi Oilseeds– 137.56 LMT
Soybean –125.62 LMT
Rapeseed & Mustard – 126.96 LMT
Sugarcane – 4464.30 LMT
Cotton – 323.11 Lakh Bales (170 Kgs. each)
Jute – 92.17 Lakh Bales (180 Kgs. each)
The Kharif foodgrain production is estimated at 1541.87 LMT, and Rabi foodgrain production is estimated at 1551.61 LMT.

The production of Sugarcane is estimated at 4464.30 LMT.

While preparing the kharif crop production estimates the Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) based yield has been considered. However, States are still under the process of compiling results of Kharif CCEs. Further, CCEs of few crops viz., Tur, Sugarcane, Castor etc. are still ongoing. The Rabi crop production is based on preliminary area sown report and the average yield. Therefore, these figures are subject to change in the successive estimates on the receipt of better yield estimates based on CCEs. The production of various Summer crops will be included in the forthcoming third advance estimates.

The details of Second Advance Estimate 2023-24 along with previous estimates are available on .

(With inputs from PIB)


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