At 292 mt, country set to reap bumper harvest in 2019-20

Lincoln Wylie

India can count on a file foodgrains output this calendar year, assisting the governing administration tame the spiralling foodstuff inflation.

According to the Second Progress Estimates of foodgrains output, unveiled by the Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday, a file harvest of the two rice and wheat ought to press up the country’s foodstuff output to an all-time substantial of 292 million tonnes (mt) in 2019-twenty, which is mt more than the prior crop year’s 285.21 mt.

Though the rice output is predicted to be 117.forty seven mt (from 116.forty eight mt in 2018-19), that of wheat is slated to strike best-ever 106.21 mt (103.60 mt).



Oilseeds on a substantial

Superior general performance of all 3 significant oilseeds — soyabean, mustard and groundnut — has helped elevate the cumulative oilseeds output by eight.6 per cent to all-around 34.2 mt, from 31.52 mt in 2018-19. Though the output of groundnut is predicted

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