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New Delhi  : As a result of very good rainfall during monsoon 2016 and various policy initiatives taken by the government, the country has witnessed record foodgrains production in the current year. As per Third Advance Estimates for 2016-17, total foodgrains production in the country is estimated at 273.38 million tonnes which is higher by 8.34 million tonnes (3.15%) than the previous record production of foodgrains of 265.04 million tonnes achieved during 2013-14.

The current year’s production is also higher by 16.37 million tonnes (6.37%) than the previous five years’ (2011-12 to 2015-16) average production of foodgrains. The current year’s production is significantly higher by 21.81 million tonnes (8.67%) than the last year’s foodgrains production, according to a PIB release.

The assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback received from the states and validated with information available from other sources.Total production of rice is estimated at record 109.15 million tonnes.  Production of wheat  estimated at 97.44 million tonnes is also a record.


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