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India’s foodgrain production to touch record 295.67 MT

New Delhi, May 15 | According to Agriculture Ministry’s latest data, it is the fourth consecutive year that the country has witnessed record production buoyed by good rains. India’s foodgrain production is estimated to touch a record of 295.67 million tonnes in 2019-20 crop year.

Releasing the third advance estimate, the ministry said total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at record 295.67 million tonnes which is higher by 10.46 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain of 285.21 million tonnes achieved during 2018-19.

This is up by 10.46 million tonnes from the previous year. Record output is estimated in rice, wheat, coarse cereals, oilseeds, and cotton during the 2019-20 crop year (July-June), it said.

Rice and wheat production is estimated to be a record 117.94 million tonne and 107.18 million tonnes, respectively this year, it added.

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