Foodgrain production estimated at 255.36 MT

New Delhi, July 22 : The government on Monday released the 4th advance estimates of foodgrain production for 2012-13.

As per the latest estimates, India has produced 255.36 million tonnes of foodgrains during 2012-13 compared to 259.29 million tonnes in the previous year.

The production estimates for major crops for 2012-13 are as follows:

Total foodgrains - 255.36 million tonnes

Rice - 104.40 million tonnes

Wheat - 92.46 million tonnes

Coarse Cereals - 40.06 million tonnes

Maize - 22.23 million tonnes

Pulses - 18.45 million tonnes

Tur - 3.07 million tonnes

Urad - 1.90 million tonnes

Moong - 1.20 million tonnes

Gram - 8.88 million tonnes

Oilseeds - 31.01 million tonnes

Soyabean - 14.68 million tonnes

Groundnut - 4.75 million tonnes

Rapeseed and mustard - 7.82 million tonnes

Cotton - 34.00 million bales (of 170 kg each)

Sugarcane - 338.96 million tonnes

--IBNS (Posted on 22-07-2013)

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