Record foodgrain output of 284.83 MT for 2017-18 as per 4th advance estimates

DAC&FW fixes the target for the production of foodgrains in the country annually. The target for the production of foodgrains has been fixed at 290.25 million tonne (MT) for 2018-19. The production of foodgrains in the country has been estimated at 284.83 MT (as per the Fourth Advance Estimates) for 2017-18, which is a record.

The total Rabi foodgrain production in the country is estimated at 144.10 MT, which is higher by 7.32 MT than the previous record production of Rabi foodgrain of 136.78 MT achieved during 2016-17. The Rabi production during 2017-18 is also higher by 13.58 MT than the previous five years’ (i e between 2012-13 and 2016-17) average production of foodgrain.

The production of foodgrains in the country during Kharif 2018 was estimated at 141.59 MT  against 140.73 MT during Kharif 2017, which is higher by 0.86 MT. Further, kharif foodgrain production is 11.94 MT more than the average production of five years (between 2012-13 and 2016-17) of 129.65 MT.