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Foodgrain output seen at record 330.5 MT in 2022-23.
May 26, 2023

The total foodgrain production in the country in 2022-23 is estimated to go up to a record 330.5 million tonnes (MT) from 315.6 MT with a record production of wheat, rice, maize, oilseeds and sugarcane, according to the third advance estimate of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare on Thursday.
The total production of wheat during 2022-23 is estimated at 112.7 MT, higher by 5 MT as compared to the previous year. The production of rice in the country is estimated at 135.5 MT which is higher by 6 MT as compared to the previous year's production.
The production of maize during 2022-23 is estimated at 35.9 MT, which is higher by 2.1 MT than the previous year's production.
While the production of nutri and coarse cereals is estimated at 54.7 MT, 3.6 MT higher than the previous year's production, that of sugarcane is estimated at 494.2 MT, 54.8 MT higher than last year.
The total production of pulses is estimated at 27.5 MT in 2022-23.
The production of soybean, rapeseed-mustard is estimated at 14.9 MT and 12.4 MT respectively, which is higher by 1.9 MT and 0.5 MT respectively than the production of the previous year.
The total oilseeds production in the country during 2022-23 is estimated at 40.9 MT.
The production of cotton is estimated at 34.3 million bales (of 170 kg each).