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Ministry of Agriculture
16-September-2015 18:34 IST
1st Advance production estimates of major Kharif crops during 2015-16

Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi

 

The 1st Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2015-16 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare here today. As per 1st Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during Kharif 2015-16 is as under:

 

Foodgrains           –  124.05 million tonnes

Rice                      –  90.61  million tonnes

Coarse Cereals     –  27.88 million tonnes

Maize                   –  15.51 million tonnes

Pulses                   –  5.56 million tonnes

Tur                       –  2.61 million tonnes

Urad                     –  1.37 million tonnes

Oilseeds                –  19.89 million tonnes

Soyabean             –  11.83 million tonnes

Groundnut           –  5.11 million tonnes

Castorseed           – 1.94 million tonnes

Cotton                  –  33.51 million bales (of 170 kg each)

Sugarcane             – 341.43 million tonnes

 

          The cumulative rainfall during the current monsoon season has been deficient by 15% i.e. higher than rainfall deficit of 12% in 2014-15. However, on account of timely onset of monsoon as well as Government’s multiple interventions with contingency plans, timely advisories and regular monitoring of seed and fertilizer availability, estimated production of most of the crops during current Kharif season has been higher in comparison to the 1st Advance Estimates for 2014-15. These are preliminary estimates and would undergo revision based on further feedback received from the States.

 

          As per 1st Advance Estimates for 2015-16, total production of Kharif Foodgrains is estimated at 124.05 million tonnes which is higher by 3.78 million tonnes as compared to production of 120.27 million tonnes of foodgrains estimated as per 1st Advance Estimates for 2014-15.

 

          Production of Kharif Rice estimated at 90.61 million tonnes is higher by 2.59 million tonnes estimated as per 1st Advance Estimates for 2014-15 and also higher by 0.98 million tonnes than its 5 years’ average production.

 

          As per 1st Advance Estimates for 2015-16, total production of Kharif Coarse Cereals is estimated at 27.88 million tonnes which is higher by 0.83 million tonnes as compared to production of 27.05 million tonnes of Kharif Coarse Cereals estimated as per 1st Advance Estimates for 2014-15. However, the production estimate for Maize is marginally lower this year as compared to the 1st Advance Estimates for 2014-15.

 

          Increase in area under Urad and Moong has led to increase in production of Kharif Pulses estimated at 5.56 million tonnes as against their production of 5.20 million tonnes as per 1st Advance Estimates for 2014-15. Amongst pulses, the production of Tur is estimated to decline by 0.13 million tonnes as compared to 1st Advance Estimates for 2014-15.

 

          On account of timely rains, area under Soyabean has increased. As per 1st Advance Estimates for 2015-16, production of Kharif Oilseeds is19.89 million tones. This is higher by 0.23 million tonnes as compared to production of 19.66 million tonnes of Kharif Oilseeds estimated during 2014-15 (1st Advance Estimates).

 

          Production of Sugarcane estimated at 341.43 million tones, is lower by 1.36 million tonnes than its production estimated as per 1st Advance Estimates for the previous year. Production of Cotton estimated at 33.51 million bales (of 170 kg each) is also lower by 1.12 million bales than its production of 34.62 million bales during 2014-15 (1st Advance Estimates). Production of Jute estimated at 10.28 million bales (of 180 kg each) is marginally lower than its last year’s production as per 1st Advance Estimates for 2014-15.

 

* For the estimated production of various crops as per the 1st Advance estimates for 2015-16 vis-à-vis the comparative estimates for the years 2003-04 onwards click here.

 

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