India’s food grain production is estimated to increase by 2.66 percent in the current crop year 2020-21 to a new record of 305.43 million tons. In the 2019-20 crop year (July-June), the country’s food production (consisting of wheat, rice, pulses and coarse grains) reached a record 297.5 million tons.
In the 2019-20 crop year (July-June), the country’s food production (consisting of wheat, rice, pulses and coarse grains) reached a record 297.5 million tons. When the third crop year 2020-21 forecast was released, the Department of Agriculture said food grain production was forecast to reach a record 305.43 million tons.
According to the information, rice production is estimated to be a record 121.46 million tonnes in the 2020-21 crop year, compared to 118.87 million tonnes in the previous year. Wheat production is estimated to hit a record 108.75 million in 2020-21.
Sugar cane production is estimated at 392.79 million tons from 370.50 million tons last year, while cotton production is expected to increase to 36.49 million bales (170 kg each) from 36.07 million bales last year.
It is estimated that jute / mesta production will barely drop to 9.62 million bales (180 kg each) in the 2020-21 crop year, compared to 9.87 million bales in the previous year. The department mentioned that the estimates for food grains are based primarily on inputs from the states.