DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION AND FARMERS WELFARE RELEASES 2ND ADVANCE ESTIMATES OF PRODUCTION OF MAJOR CROPS FOR 2018-19 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION AND FARMERS WELFARE RELEASES 2ND ADVANCE ESTIMATES OF PRODUCTION OF MAJOR CROPS FOR 2018-19 

New Delhi. The 2nd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 28th February, 2019. The cumulative rainfall in the country during the monsoon season (June to September, 2018) has been 9% lower than Long Period Average (LPA). The cumulative rainfall in North West India, Central India and South Peninsula during the aforesaid period has been overall normal. Most of the major crops producing states have witnessed normal monsoon rainfall. Accordingly, the production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2018-19 has been estimated higher than their normal production. These estimates are subject to revision on account of more precise information flowing over time.

 

  1. As per 2ndAdvance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2018-19 is as under:
  • Foodgrains –  281.37 million tonnes.
    • Rice  –  115.60  million tonnes. (record)
    • Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 42.64 million tonnes.
    • Maize  –  27.80 million tonnes.
    • Pulses  –  24.02 million tonnes.
    • Tur  –  3.68 million tonnes.
    • Gram – 10.32 million tonnes.
  • Oilseeds –  31.50 million tonnes.
        • Soyabean  –  13.69 million tonnes
        • Rapeseed and Mustard  –  8.40 million tonnes
        • Groundnut  –  6.97 million tonnes
      • Cotton –  30.09 million bales (of 170 kg each)
      • Jute  & Mesta -10.07 million bales (of 180 kg each)
      • Sugarcane – 380.83 million tonnes

 

  1. As per Second Advance Estimates for 2018-19, total Foodgrainproduction in the country is estimated at 281.37 million tonnes which is higher by 3.89 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain of 277.49 million tonnes in 2nd Advance Estimates of 2017-18. Further, the production during 2018-19 is higher by 15.63 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2013-14 to 2017-18) average production of foodgrain.

 

  1. Total production of Riceduring 2018-19 is estimated at record 115.60 million tonnes. Production of rice has increased by 4.59 million tonnes than the production of 111.01 million tonnes in 2nd Advance Estimates of 2017-18. It is also higher by 7.80 million tonnes than the five years’ average production of 107.80 million tonnes.

 

  1. Production of Wheat, estimated at 99.12 million tonnes, is higher by 2.01 million tonnes as compared to wheat production of 97.11 million tonnes in 2ndAdvance Estimates of 2017-18. Further, the production of wheat during 2018-19 is higher by 4.51 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 94.61 million tonnes.

 

  1. Production of Nutri / Coarse Cerealsestimated at 42.64 million tonnes is lower by 2.78 million tonnes than the production of 45.42 million tonnes in 2nd Advance Estimates of 2017-18. Further, it is also lower by 0.45 million tonnes than the average production.

 

  1. Total Pulsesproduction during 2018-19 is estimated at 24.02 million tonnes which is marginally higher by 0.08 million tonnes than the previous year’s 2nd Advance Estimates of 23.95 million tonnes.  However, the production of pulses during 2018-19 is higher by 3.77 million tones than the five years’ average production of 20.26 million tonnes.

 

  1. Total Oilseedsproduction in the country during 2018-19 is estimated at 31.50 million tonnes which is higher by 1.62 million tonnes than the production of 29.88 million tonnes in 2nd Advance Estimates of 2017-18. Further, the production of oilseeds during 2018-19 is higher by 1.85 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.

 

  1. With an increase by 27.61 million tonnes over 2017-18 (as per 2ndAdvance Estimates), total production of Sugarcane in the country during 2018-19 is estimated at 380.83 million tonnes. Further, the production of sugarcane during 2018-19 is higher by 31.05 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 349.78 million tonnes.

 

  1. Production of Cottonestimated at 30.09 million bales (of 170 kg each) is lower than the production of 33.92 million bales in 2nd Advance Estimates of 2017-18.  Production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 10.07 million bales (of 180 kg each).

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