per the First
Advance Estimates of production of Kharif crops, 117.18 million tonnes
(MT) foodgrains is likely to be produced in the current season.
estimates are higher than the average of the first advance estimates of
the last five years (113 MT). Final estimates are generally 5 to 10%
higher than the first estimates. Even as compared to the average of
final estimates (118.86 MT), the current estimates are lower by 1.68
million tonnes or about 1.4% despite deficient and late rains this year.
estimates were released by Agriculture Minister, Shri Sharad Pawar
today. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said, the estimates were
higher than expectations considering the truant monsoon rains.
assessment of production of different crops is based on the feedback
received from States and validated with information available from other
estimated production of major crops during Kharif 2012-13 is as under:
‒ 117.18 million tonnes
‒ 85.59 million tonnes
· Coarse Cereals
‒ 26.33 million tonnes
‒ 14.89 million tonnes
‒ 5.26 million tonnes
‒ 2.78 million tonnes
‒ 1.14 million tonnes
‒ 18.78 million tonnes
‒ 12.62 million tonnes
‒ 3.82 million tonnes
‒ 1.40 million tonnes
‒ 33.40 million bales (of
170 kg each)
‒ 335.33 million tonnes
As per 1st advance estimates,
production of Rice estimated at 85.59 million tonnes, though lower as
compared to last year’s record Kharif production, is higher than the
average production of 83.17 million tonnes.
The estimated production of Coarse
Cereals, is however, lower than average production by 3.65 million
tonnes mainly on account of loss in area coverage under Bajra and Maize
in the States of Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka and
The estimated production of Kharif Pulses
is also lower than the average production by 0.45 million tonnes mainly
due to shortfall in Moong and other Kharif Pulses.
Though there is a significant
increase in estimated production of soyabean, yet due to decline in the
production of Groundnut, total production of Kharif Oilseeds estimated
at 18.78 million tonnes is lower than the average production by 0.61
The current year’s production
of Sugarcane estimated at 335.33 million tonnes is higher by 10.22
million tonnes as compared to average production.
The estimated production of
Cotton at 33.40 million bales (of 170 kg each) has registered an
increase of 5.32 million bales as compared to average cotton production
of 28.08 million bales. Production of Jute is also estimated to be
marginally higher than the average production.