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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
29-August-2018 18:07 IST
4TH Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2017-18

The 4th Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2017-18 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 28th August, 2018. The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received from States and validated with information available from other sources. The estimated production of various crops as per the 4th Advance Estimates for 2017-18 vis-à-vis the estimates for the years 2003-04 onwards is enclosed.

2.      As per 4th Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2017-18 is as under:

  • Foodgrains  –  284.83 million tonnes (record)
    • Rice  –  112.91  million tonnes (record)
    • Wheat – 99.70 million tonnes (record)
    • Nutri/Coarse Cereals  –  46.99 million tonnes (record)
      • Maize  –  28.72 million tonnes (record)
    • Pulses  –  25.23 million tonnes (record)
    • Gram – 11.23 million tonnes (record)
    • Tur  –  4.25 million tonnes
    • Urad  –  3.56 million tonnes (record)
  • Oilseeds  –  31.31 million tonnes
        • Soyabean  –  10.98 million tonnes
        • Groundnut  –  9.18 million tonnes
        • Rapeseed & Mustard – 8.32 million tonnes (record)
        • Castorseed – 1.57 million tonnes
  • Cotton  –  34.89 million bales (of 170 kg each)
  • Sugarcane – 376.91 million tonnes (record)

3.         As a result of near normal rainfall during monsoon 2017 and various policy initiatives taken by the Government, country has witnessed record foodgrain production in 2017-18. As per Fourth Advance Estimates for 2017-18, total Foodgrain production in the country is estimated at 284.83 million tonnes which is higher by 9.72 million tonnes than the previous record production of foodgrain of 275.11 million tonnes achieved during 2016-17. The production during 2017-18 is also higher by 24.66 million tonnes than the previous five years’ (2012-13 to 2016-17) average production of foodgrain.

4.         Total production of Rice during 2017-18 is estimated at record 112.91 million tonnes.  Production of rice has increased by 3.21 million tonnes than the production of 109.70 million tonnes during 2016-17. It is also higher by 6.61 million tonnes than the five years’ average production of 106.29 million tonnes.

5.         Production of Wheat, estimated at record 99.70 million tonnes, is higher by 1.19 million tonnes as compared to wheat production of 98.51 million tonnes achieved during 2016-17.  Further, the production of wheat during 2017-18 is higher by 6.36 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 93.34 million tonnes.

6.         Production of Nutri / Coarse Cereals estimated at record 46.99 million tonnes is higher than the average production by 5.29 million tonnes. Further, it is also higher by 3.22 million tonnes as compared to their production of 43.77 million tonnes achieved during 2016-17.

7.         Total Pulses production during 2017-18 is estimated at record 25.23 million tonnes which is higher by 2.10 million tonnes than the previous year’s production of 23.13 million tonnes.  Moreover, the production of pulses during 2017-18 is higher by 6.39 million tonnes than the Five years’ average production of 18.84 million tonnes.

8.         Total Oilseeds production in the country during 2017-18 is estimated at 31.31 million tonnes which is marginally higher than the production of 31.28 million tonnes during 2016-17. However, the production of oilseeds during 2017-18 is higher by 1.76 million tonnes than the average oilseeds production.

9.         With a significant increase by 70.84 million tonnes over 2016-17, total production of Sugarcane in the country during 2017-18 is estimated at record 376.90 million tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2017-18 is also higher by 34.87 million tonnes than the average sugarcane production of 342.04 million tonnes.

10.  Production of Cotton estimated at 34.89 million bales (of 170 kg each) is higher by 2.31 million bales than the production of 32.58 million bales during 2016-17.  Further, it is also higher by 1.39 million bales than its average production of 33.50 million bales. Production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 10.14 million bales (of 180 kg each) during the 2017-18.

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