The total foodgrain production for the Kharif season 2022-23 is estimated to be 149.92 million tonnes, which is higher by 6.98 million tonnes.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Wednesday published the first increased estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2022-23, with the total food grain production estimated to reach a current bliss of 149.92 million tonnes.

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that foodgrain production of 149.92 million tonnes is estimated in the Kharif season.

Narendra Singh Tomar started, “The agriculture sector is developing day by day due to the hard work of farmers, proficiency of scientists and farmer-friendly policies of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi“.

Sowing of Kharif (summer) crops like paddy begin with the onset of the Southwest monsoon in June, while planting in maximum of the parts commences from October.

Nutri or Coarse Cereals production is calculated to be 36.56 million tonnes, record Maize 23.10 million tonnes, Pulses 8.37 million tonnes, Tur 3.89 million tonnes, Oilseeds 23.57 million tonnes, Groundnut 8.37 million tonnes, Soyabean 12.89 million tonnes, Cotton production of 34.19 million bales of 170 kg each, Jute and Mesta 10.09 million bales of 180 kg each and record Sugarcane production of 465.05 million tonnes.