At 292 mt, country set to reap bumper harvest in 2019-20

India can assume a report foodgrains output this calendar year, helping the govt tame the spiralling food items inflation.

According to the Second Advance Estimates of foodgrains output, introduced by the Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday, a report harvest of equally rice and wheat should push up the country’s food items output to an all-time higher of 292 million tonnes (mt) in 2019-twenty, which is 6.seven mt far more than the earlier crop year’s 285.21 mt.

While the rice output is envisioned to be 117.47 mt (versus 116.48 mt in 2018-19), that of wheat is slated to strike very best-at any time 106.21 mt (103.sixty mt).



Oilseeds on a higher

Excellent efficiency of all three key oilseeds — soyabean, mustard and groundnut — has helped elevate the cumulative oilseeds output by eight.6 for each cent to about 34.two mt, from 31.fifty two mt in 2018-19. While the output of groundnut is

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