Kharif crops 2019-20: Output above 5 years average due to higher rainfall
The production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2019-20 has been estimated higher than their normal production due to higher cumulative rainfall during the monsoon season up to mid-September.
The Agriculture Ministry has released the First Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2019-20. The production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2019-20 has been estimated higher than their normal production due to higher cumulative rainfall during the monsoon season up to mid-September. Rainfall up to mid-September has been 4 percent higher than Long Period Average (LPA), the statement said.
According to the First Advance Estimates for 2019-20, (Kharif), total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at 140.57million tonnes. The production during 2019-20 is higher by 8.44million tonnes than the average foodgrain production of the previous five years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18). However, these estimates would undergo revision based on further feedback from the states.
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Total production of kharif rice during 2019-20 is estimated at 100.35million tonnes, which is 6.80 million tonnes higher than the five years’ average production of 93.55 million tonnes. Total kharif pulses production during 2019-20 is estimated at 8.23 million tonnes, one million tonne higher than the five years’ average production of 7.23 million tonnes.
The production of kharif oils seeds during 2019-20 is estimated at 22.39 million tonnes, which is 1.11 million tonnes higher than the production of 21.28 million tonnes during 2018-19. The production of oil seeds during 2019-20 is also 2.17 million tonnes higher than the average oilseeds production.
Total output of sugarcane in the country during 2019-20 is estimated at 377.77 million tonnes.The production of sugarcane during 2019-20 is higher by 27.99 million tonnes over the average production of 349.78 million tonnes.
The production of cotton estimated at 32.27 million bales (of 170 kg each) is higher by 3.56 million bales over 28.71 million bales during 2018-19. Production of jute and mesta estimated at 9.96 million bales (of 180 kg each) is higher than the production during 2018-19.
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