According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, India has achieved a remarkable record in foodgrain production for the 2022-23 season. The total foodgrain production is estimated to be 3296.87 lakh tonnes, marking a significant increase of 140.71 lakh tonnes compared to the 3156.16 lakh tonnes produced during the previous year (2021-22).
In the 2022-23 season, foodgrain production has exceeded the five-year average (2017-18 to 2021-22) by an impressive 308.69 lakh tonnes.
The rice production for the 2022-23 season is projected to reach an all-time high of 1357.55 lakh tonnes, which is 62.84 lakh tonnes more than the 1294.71 lakh tonnes produced in the previous year.
The wheat production for the 2022-23 season is anticipated to reach a historic high of 1105.54 lakh tonnes, representing an increase of 28.12 lakh tonnes compared to the previous year’s wheat production of 1077.42 lakh tonnes.
The production of Nutri/Coarse Cereals is projected to be 573.19 lakh tonnes for the 2022-23 season, showing a notable increase of 62.18 lakh tonnes compared to the 511.01 lakh tonnes produced in the previous year (2021-22).
The total production of pulses for the 2022-23 season is expected to be 260.58 lakh tonnes, reflecting an increase of 14.02 lakh tonnes compared to the average pulses production of 246.56 lakh tonnes over the last five years.
Total Oilseeds production in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at record 413.55 Lakh tonnes which is higher by 33.92 Lakh tonnes than the oilseed production during 2021-22.
Total production of Sugarcane in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at 4905.33 Lakh tonnes. The production of sugarcane during 2022-23 is higher by 511.08 Lakh tonnes than the previous year sugarcane production of 4394.25 Lakh tonnes.
Production of Cotton is estimated at 336.60 Lakh bales (of 170 kg each) which is higher by 25.42 Lakh bales than the previous year’s cotton production.
Production of Jute & Mesta is estimated at 93.92 Lakh bales (of 180 kg each).