Record food grain production expected(अपेक्षित होना) in 2016-2017
Buoyed by record output of wheat, rice and pulses, food grain production in India is estimated to touch all-time high of 273 million tonnes in the 2016-17 crop year ending next month due to good monsoon.Rice production is projected to be 109 million tonnes (MT), wheat - 97 MT and pulses - 22.40 MT in the 2016-17 crop year (July-June), the agriculture ministry said, revising upwards the output figures in its third estimate. The ministry releases four estimates at different stages of crop growth before the final figures. Now, rabi crops such as wheat are being harvested in full swing.
In the third estimate, food grain output is projected to be all-time high at 273 MT for this year as against 251.57 MT last year. The previous record was 265.04 MT in 2013-14. Food grain basket comprises of rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses.