Good news amid Corona crisis: Food stocks, record production of food grains will be filled in 2020-21
New Delhi. There is good news among the epidemic corona virus. The granary of the country is expected to remain full this year as well. The Ministry of Agriculture said on Tuesday that India’s food grain production is expected to rise by 2.66 percent to reach a new record level of 30.54 million tonnes in the current crop year 2020-21. Due to good monsoon rains last year, the third advance estimate is expected to record record production in food grains, rice, wheat, maize, gram, groundnut, pulses and mustard this year.
Tireless efforts of farmers, contribution of agricultural scientists
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the third advance estimate of production of major agricultural crops for 2020-21. Total food production is estimated at 30.544 million tonnes. Giving this information, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that this positive situation has been created due to the tireless efforts of our farmer brothers and sisters, the contribution of agricultural scientists, the policies of the Government of India and better cooperation and coordination from the State Governments. . Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis is on the development of the agricultural sector. Estimation of the production of various crops is based on the data received from the states and this has been verified from the information available from other sources.
79.4 million tonnes more than last year
According to the data, total food production is estimated at 30.54 million tonnes, which is 79.4 lakh tonnes more than in 2019-20. The production during 2020-21 is 2.666 million tonnes more than the average food production of the last five years (2015-16 to 2019-20). The production of rice is estimated to be a record 126 million 14.6 million tonnes as compared to 11.88 million tonnes last year. At the same time, a record production of 10.87 million tonnes of wheat is estimated. Apart from this, it is estimated to produce 3.024 million tonnes in maize, 1.26 million tonnes in gram, 1.01 million tonnes in groundnut and 0.999 crore tonnes in mustard, all these are new record levels.
New record in sugarcane and cotton
The production of sugarcane in the country during this year is estimated at 39280 million tonnes. Cotton production is estimated at 3.649 crore bales (bales per 170 kg), which is 45.9 lakh bales more than the average cotton production. Production of jute and mesta is estimated at 96.2 lakh bales (bales per 180 kg). The ministry said that foodgrains have been estimated based on the information received from the states.