Total food grain production in the country is estimated at a record 3296.87 lakh tonnes
Due to everyone’s efforts, better results are being reflected in the agriculture sector – Shri Tomar
OCT 18, 2023
The Final Estimates of production of major crops for the year 2022-23 have been released by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. As per Final Estimates for 2022-23, total Foodgrain production in the country is estimated at record 3296.87 Lakh tonnes which is higher by 140.71 Lakh tonnes than the production of foodgrains of 3156.16 Lakh tonnes achieved during 2021-22. Further, the production during 2022-23 is higher by 308.69 Lakh tonnes than the previous five years’ (2017-18 to 2021-22) average production of foodgrains.
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has said on the record production of food grains that our farmer brothers and sisters are continuously working hard, while agricultural scientists and institutions are also doing very good work, along with this Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Agriculture is smoothly implementing the schemes and programs, thus everyone’s efforts are reflecting better results in the agriculture sector including record food grains production.
As per Final Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2022-23 is as under:
- Foodgrains – 3296.87 Lakh tonnes.
- Rice – 1357.55 Lakh tonnes.
- Wheat – 1105.54 Lakh tonnes.
- Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 573.19 Lakh tonnes.
- Maize – 380.85 Lakh tonnes.
- Pulses – 260.58 Lakh tonnes.
- Tur – 33.12 Lakh tonnes.
- Gram – 122.67 Lakh tonnes.
- Oilseeds – 413.55 Lakh tonnes.
- Groundnut – 102.97 Lakh tonnes.
- Soyabean – 149.85 Lakh tonnes.
- Rapeseed and Mustard – 126.43 Lakh tonnes.
- Sugarcane – 4905.33 Lakh tonnes.
- Cotton – 336.60 Lakh bales (of 170 kg each)
- Jute & Mesta – 93.92 Lakh bales (of 180 kg each)
Total production of Rice during 2022-23 is estimated at record 1357.55 Lakh tonnes. It is higher by 62.84 Lakh tonnes than previous year’s Rice production of 1294.71 Lakh tonnes and by 153.65 Lakh tonnes than the last five years’ average production of 1203.90 Lakh tonnes.
Production of Wheat during 2022-23 is estimated at record 1105.54 Lakh tonnes. It is higher by 28.12 Lakh tonnes than previous year’s wheat production of 1077.42 Lakh tonnes and by 48.23 Lakh tonnes than the average wheat production of 1057.31 Lakh tonnes.
Production of Nutri / Coarse Cereals estimated at 573.19 Lakh tonnes, which is higher by 62.18 Lakh tonnes than the production of 511.01 Lakh tonnes achieved during 2021-22. Further, it is also higher by 92.79 Lakh tonnes than the average production. Production of Shree Anna is estimated at 173.20 Lakh tonnes.
Total Pulses production during 2022-23 is estimated at 260.58 Lakh tonnes which is higher by 14.02 Lakh tonnes than the last five years’ average pulses production of 246.56 Lakh tonnes. Total Oilseeds production in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at record 413.55 Lakh tonnes which is higher by 33.92 Lakh tonnes than the oilseed production during 2021-22. Further, the production of oilseeds during 2022-23 is higher by 73.33 Lakh tonnes than the average oilseeds production of 340.22 Lakh tonnes.
Total production of Sugarcane in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at 4905.33 Lakh tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2022-23 is higher by 511.08 Lakh tonnes than the previous year sugarcane production of 4394.25 Lakh tonnes.
Production of Cotton is estimated at 336.60 Lakh bales (of 170 kg each) is higher by 25.42 Lakh bales than the previous year’s cotton production. Production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 93.92 Lakh bales (of 180 kg each).