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Food grain production Scenario (2018-19)

Food grain production Scenario (2018-19)

Food grains Production for the year 2018-19 (2ndAdvanced Estimates):

Food grain production includes Cereals and Pulses only
Total Cereals Production : 253.54 MT
Total Pulses Production : 23.95 MT

Total Food grain Production :281.37 MT

Cereals

**Rice :115.60 MT

**Wheat :99.12 MT

Nutri/Coarse cereals :42.64 MT

Maize :27.80 MT

Total Cereals Production :257.28 MT

(Food grain production Scenario (2018-19)

Pulses

Gram/Bengal gram/Chickpea :10.32 MT

Tur /Red gram/Arhar :3.68 MT

Urad/Black gram :3.36 MT

Total Pulses Production 24.02 MT

Total food grain Production (Cereals + Pulses) :281.37 MT

(Food grain production Scenario (2018-19)

Commercial crops

Oilseeds

Soyabean :13.69 MT

Groundnut :6.97 MT

Rape seed &Mustard :8.40 MT

Castor seed :1.77 MT

Total Oilseeds Production : 31.50 MT

**Cotton :30.08 Million bales (1bale=170 kg)

Sugarcane :380.8 MT

(Food grain production Scenario (2018-19)

Crop/Production(in Million Tonnes)

Cereals

**Paddy :111.01

**Wheat :97.11

Sorghum :4.66

Maize : 27.14

**Coarse cereals :45.42

Small Millets- 0.42 Mt

Total cereals :253.54 MT

(Food grain production Scenario (2018-19)

Pulses

*Gram/Bengal gram/Chana  :11.10

*Red gram/Tur/Arhar :4.02

Black gram/Urad bean :3.23

Green gram/Moong dal :1.74

Total Pulses :23.95 MT

Total Food grain production 277.49 MT

(Food grain production Scenario (2018-19)

Commercial crops:

➢ Oil seeds: Includes Nine crops i.e., Ground nut, castor, Mustard and Rape seed, Niger, linseed. Saffflower, Sunflower, soyabean and Sesamum.
Crop/Production (MT)

**Soyabean :11.39

Rape seed & Mustard :7.54

Groundnut :8.21

Total Oil seeds production(9 Oilseeds) :29.88 MT

➢ Other Commercial Crops

Crop/Production

**Cotton :33.9 Million bales#

Sugar cane :352.37 MT

Jute & Mesta :10.5 Million bales##

(Note: #1bale= 170 Kgs; ##1bale= 180 Kgs)

• **BT cotton area in India is – 11.07 Mha (96% of cotton area)

• BT cotton area is Highest in Maharastra followed by Gujarath

• Bt cotton is the only GM/Trangenic crop cultivated in India).

(Food grain production Scenario (2018-19)

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