New Delhi: A total of 3235.54 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of foodgrain is likely to be produced in this fiscal, which is up by 79.38 LMT as compared to previous year 2021-22. This assessment has been made in the second advance estimate for the year 2022-23, which was declared by the ministry of agriculture and farmers’ welfare (MoA&FW) on Tuesday.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the country is set to witness a record production of the foodgrains in the current agricultural year. “Agriculture sector is developing day by day due to hardwork of farmers, proficiency of scientists and farmer’s friendly policies of the government.
Total production of rice during 2022-23 is estimated at (record) 1308.37 LMT, which is higher by 13.65 LMT as compared to previous year. Similarly, production of wheat is estimated at 1121.82 LMT which is higher by 44.40 LMT as compared to previous year’s production, said a MoA&FW data
Production of maize in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at 346.13 LMT, which is higher by 8.83 LMT than the previous year production of 337.30 lakh tonnes. Production of nutri / coarse cereals is estimated at 527.26 LMT, which is higher by 16.25 LMT than the previous year’s production.
Total pulses production during 2022-23 is estimated at 278.10 LMT, which is higher by 5.08 LMT than previous year’s production of 273.02 LMT and 31.54 LMT higher than the average pulses production of last five years. The production of moong is estimated at a new record high of 35.45 LMT, which 3.80 LMT more than that was recorded previous year.
The production of soybean and rapeseed & mustard is estimated at 139.75 LMT and 128.18 LMT respectively, which is higher by 9.89 LMT and 8.55 LMT respectively than the production of previous year 2021-22. Total oilseeds production in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at record 400.01 LMT, which is up by 20.38 LMT than the previous year’s oilseeds production.
Total production of sugarcane in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at record 4687.89 LMT. The production of sugarcane during 2022-23 is higher by 293.65 LMT than the previous year’s production.
Likewise, production of cotton is estimated at 337.23 lakh bales (of 170 kg each) and production of jute & mesta is estimated at 100.49 lakh bales (of 180 kg each). The estimated production of various crops as per the second advance estimates for 2022-23 vis-à-vis the comparative estimates for the years 2012-13 onwards is enclosed.