Sunday, April 29, 2012

Foodgrain output to touch record high of 252.56 mt

Foodgrain production for 2011-12 will touch an all-time high of 252.56 million tonnes. The 3 per cent rise in output over previous year’s 244.78 mt was aided by higher wheat and rice output. Releasing the advance corp estimates, the Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar said production of rice and wheat for 2011-12 will touch a record high of 103.41 mt and 90.23 mt respectively.

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