per the First Advance
Estimates of production of Kharif crops, 117.18
million tonnes (MT) foodgrains is likely to be
produced in the current season.
These production estimates
are higher than the average of the first advance estimates of the last five
years (113 MT). Final estimates are generally 5 to 10% higher than the first
estimates. Even as compared to the average of final estimates (118.86 MT), the
current estimates are lower by 1.68 million tonnes or about 1.4% despite
deficient and late rains this year.
estimates were released by Agriculture Minister, Shri
Sharad Pawar today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said, the estimates were higher than
expectations considering the truant monsoon rains.
assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received
from States and validated with information available from other sources.
estimated production of major crops during Kharif
2012-13 is as under:
Foodgrains ‒ 117.18 million tonnes
85.59 million tonnes
Cereals ‒ 26.33 million tonnes
14.89 million tonnes
‒ 5.26 million tonnes
Tur ‒ 2.78 million tonnes
Urad ‒ 1.14 million tonnes
‒ 18.78 million tonnes
Soyabean ‒ 12.62
‒ 3.82 million tonnes
Castorseed ‒ 1.40
Cotton ‒ 33.40 million bales (of 170 kg each)
Sugarcane ‒ 335.33 million tonnes
As per 1st advance estimates,
production of Rice estimated at 85.59 million tonnes,
though lower as compared to last year’s record Kharif
production, is higher than the average production of 83.17 million tonnes.
The estimated production of Coarse
Cereals, is however, lower than average production by 3.65 million tonnes mainly on account of loss in area coverage under Bajra and Maize in the States of Gujarat, Haryana,
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Rajasthan.
The estimated production of Kharif Pulses is also lower than the average production by
0.45 million tonnes mainly due to shortfall in Moong and other Kharif Pulses.
Though there is a significant
increase in estimated production of soyabean, yet due
to decline in the production of Groundnut, total production of Kharif Oilseeds estimated at 18.78 million tonnes is lower than the average production by 0.61 million
The current year’s production of
Sugarcane estimated at 335.33 million tonnes is
higher by 10.22 million tonnes as compared to average
The estimated production of Cotton
at 33.40 million bales (of 170 kg each) has registered an increase of 5.32
million bales as compared to average cotton production of 28.08 million
bales. Production of Jute is also
estimated to be marginally higher than the average production.
DS:CP: first advance estimates (24.9.2012)