The harvest-ready kharif crops of this year are in good condition and have not been affected by recent heavy rains in some parts of the country, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said today.
The minor losses due to rains in the isolated pockets was factored in during the first projection made last month with respect to total kharif (summer) foodgrains output for the 2017-18 crop year (July-June), he said.
As per the first estimate, kharif foodgrains output is likely to be lower at 134.67 million tonnes in 2017-18 from 138.52 MT in the year-ago period.
"The recent rains have not impacted the 2017-18 kharif output. The crops condition is very good in the entire country," Pattanayak told
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