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Govt revises upwards wheat output to record 112.92 mn tonne for 2023-24

The government has revised upwards wheat production at record 112.92 million tonne for the 2023-24 crop year (July-June) in its third estimate. The output, which has been revised upwards by 0.91 million tonne from the second estimate, is also higher than the previous record high of 110.55 million tonne achieved in the 2022-23 crop year, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. Wheat, the main rabi (winter) crop, has been harvested and over 26 million tonne has already been procured by the central government at minimum support price. In its third estimate, the agriculture ministry has projected increase in rice output to 136.7 million tonne for 2023-24 from 135.75 million tonne in the previous crop year. However, the total foodgrain output is estimated slightly lower at 328.85 million tonne as compared to the level achieved in 2022-23 but higher by 21.1 million tonne from the last five years' average of 307.75 million tonne. Among pulses, tur output is pegged higher at 3.38 millio

Govt revises upwards wheat output to record 112.92 mn tonne for 2023-24
Updated On : 04 Jun 2024 | 11:40 PM IST

Wheat procurement exceeds last year's total of 26.2 million tonnes

Wheat procurement for the 2024-25 marketing year has surpassed last year's total of 262.02 lakh tonnes, boosted by strong contributions from the northern states of Punjab and Haryana, the government said on Friday. In a statement, the government said 262.48 lakh tonnes of rabi (winter)-sown grain has already been purchased for the central pool, benefiting 22.31 lakh farmers, with a minimum support price outflow of Rs 59,715 crore. The major procuring states were Punjab with 124.26 lakh tonnes, Haryana with 71.49 lakh tonnes, Madhya Pradesh with 47.78 lakh tonnes, Rajasthan with 9.66 lakh tonnes and Uttar Pradesh with 9.07 lakh tonnes. Wheat procurement normally runs from April to March, but the Centre this year allowed states to make purchases based on crop arrivals. In most states, the procurement began in early March. The government has set a wheat procurement target of 300-320 million tonnes for the 2024-25 marketing year. Rice procurement is also progressing smoothly, with 728

Wheat procurement exceeds last year's total of 26.2 million tonnes
Updated On : 24 May 2024 | 3:00 PM IST

2024 wheat output seen at 105 mn metric tonnes, 6.25% below govt estimates

Wheat inventories in government warehouses fell to 9.7 million metric tons at the start of March, the lowest since 2017

2024 wheat output seen at 105 mn metric tonnes, 6.25% below govt estimates
Updated On : 08 Apr 2024 | 4:50 PM IST

Heavy rain, hail lower India's chance to reap record wheat crop output

The farm ministry in February predicted a record harvest of 112 million tons this year, and farmers will begin collecting crops in April

Heavy rain, hail lower India's chance to reap record wheat crop output
Updated On : 07 Mar 2024 | 1:11 PM IST

Untimely rainfall, hailstorms batter wheat, chickpeas, other winter crops

Adverse weather could limit growth in wheat production and complicate the government's efforts to build stocks

Untimely rainfall, hailstorms batter wheat, chickpeas, other winter crops
Updated On : 04 Mar 2024 | 7:53 PM IST

Govt 2nd estimate pegs wheat output at record 112.01 mn tonnes in 2023-24

The government has projected wheat production at a record 112.01 million tonnes for the 2023-24 crop year (July-June) in its second advance estimate, sources said on Thursday. The wheat output is estimated to be 1.46 million tonnes higher than the previous record high of 110.55 million tonnes achieved in the 2022-23 crop year. In its second advance estimate, sources said the Agriculture Ministry has projected total wheat output at 112.01 million tonnes for the 2023-24 crop year. Wheat, the main rabi (winter) crop, is ready for harvest and procurement is set to begin from next month onwards in some states. The government has set a conservative procurement target in the range of 30-32 million tonnes for the 2024-25 rabi marketing season (March-April), as against the actual procurement of 26.2 million tonnes in the previous year. The ministry releases three estimates before the final projection at different stages of plant growth and harvesting.

Govt 2nd estimate pegs wheat output at record 112.01 mn tonnes in 2023-24
Updated On : 29 Feb 2024 | 9:13 PM IST

Wheat sown area crosses 34 mn hectares, pulses coverage lags: Govt data

The total area sown to wheat has crossed 340 lakh hectares in the current rabi season of the 2023-24 crop year (July-June), but pulses coverage remained lower, according to the agriculture ministry data released on Friday. The sowing of wheat, the main rabi (winter) crop, that began in October has been completed. Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab are the top three states having the maximum area under wheat coverage. As per the ministry's latest data, wheat has been sown in 340.08 lakh hectare as on January 19 of the ongoing rabi season, as against 337.50 lakh hectares in the year-ago period. While area sown to coarse cereals and oilseeds remained higher than the previous year, the coverage of pulses and paddy was down in this rabi season. Pulses have been sown in 155.13 lakh hectares in 2023-24 rabi season, down from 162.66 lakh hectares in the previous year. Area under gram, urad and moong remained lower, the data showed. However, lentil (masur) area is higher at 19.51 l

Wheat sown area crosses 34 mn hectares, pulses coverage lags: Govt data
Updated On : 19 Jan 2024 | 6:54 PM IST

Wheat production likely to be good this year: Agri Minister Arjun Munda

The country's wheat production is expected to be good this year amid higher coverage, according to Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda. The sowing of wheat, the main rabi (winter) crop, that began in October has been completed. Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab are the top three states having the maximum area under wheat coverage. "As per the sowing data, wheat has been covered in more area and we expect good production this year," Munda told PTI. As per the ministry's data, the total acreage under the wheat crop remained higher at 336.96 lakh hectares till the last week of the current rabi season of the 2023-24 crop year (July-June), as against 335.67 lakh hectares in the year-ago period. On January 3, Food Corporation of India Chairman and Managing Director Ashok K Meena indicated that the country could achieve a new record in wheat production at 114 million tonnes in the ongoing 2023-24 crop year provided weather conditions remain normal. Wheat production stood at a record

Wheat production likely to be good this year: Agri Minister Arjun Munda
Updated On : 19 Jan 2024 | 12:31 PM IST

Wheat output may touch record 114 mn tonnes in 2023-24 provided normal temp

Wheat production is expected to touch a new record of 114 million tonnes in the ongoing 2023-34 crop year on higher coverage and provided weather conditions remain normal, a top food ministry official said on Wednesday. The last leg of sowing of wheat, the main rabi (winter) crop, is underway and will continue till next week. Till last week, wheat was planted in 320.54 lakh hectares, as per the official data. Wheat production stood at a record 110.55 million tonnes in the 2022-23 crop year (July-June), compared to 107.7 million tonnes achieved in the previous year. "We expect that total area under cultivation of wheat will increase this year and God willingly if the climate is alright the production will be 114 million tonne that's what the agriculture ministry has indicated informally to us," Food Corporation of India (FCI) Chairman and Managing Director Ashok K Meena told reporters. Area sown to wheat crop is also showing an increase compared to the last year. There was a deficit

Wheat output may touch record 114 mn tonnes in 2023-24 provided normal temp
Updated On : 03 Jan 2024 | 10:17 PM IST

Climate-resistant wheat sown in almost 85% area this year, says survey

Acreage was around 19 million hectares till last week

Climate-resistant wheat sown in almost 85% area this year, says survey
Updated On : 05 Dec 2023 | 11:16 PM IST

India's rice export restrictions are pushing global south towards a crisis

Every rice eater in the world has felt the pinch of India's export restrictions

India's rice export restrictions are pushing global south towards a crisis
Updated On : 30 Oct 2023 | 7:43 AM IST

Govt raises bid quantity to 200 tonne under OMSS wheat to stabilise prices

The government on Friday increased the bid quantity under the open market sale scheme for wheat offered from the central pool to 200 tonne with effect from November 1 as part of efforts to further stabilise prices of wheat and wheat flour. To boost supply of wheat in the domestic market, bulk buyers like flour millers, and small traders can now bid for 200 tonnes in e-auction as against 100 tonnes currently under Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS). Food Corporation of India, the government's nodal agency for procurement and distribution of foodgrains, is offloading wheat from its buffer stock under the OMSS. Consequently, the total quantity offered per e-auction across the country has also been increased from 2 lakh tonne to 3 lakh tonne, the statement said. The increase in the bid quantity is aimed at enhancing the availability of wheat in the open market and to further stabilise the prices of wheat, it said. State-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) is selling wheat and rice from

Govt raises bid quantity to 200 tonne under OMSS wheat to stabilise prices
Updated On : 27 Oct 2023 | 6:16 PM IST

Govt revises down 2022-23 wheat output by 2.19 MT to record 110.55 MT

The government on Wednesday revised downwards the wheat production by 2.19 million tonnes to a record 110.55 million tonnes for the 2022-23 crop year ended June, as per the agriculture ministry data released on Wednesday. The country's actual wheat production stood at 107.74 million tonnes in the 2021-22 crop year (July-June). The ministry releases three estimates before the final one at different stages of harvesting. As per the final estimate of foodgrain production for the 2022-23 crop year, wheat production has set a new record at 110.55 million tonnes but remains lower by 2.19 million tonnes from the third estimate of 112.74 million tonnes for the same crop year. Unseasonal rains during the harvesting time have led to some loss, resulting in the revision of the crop estimate downward in the final estimate. As per the final estimate, rice production is estimated to be a record 135.75 million tonnes in 2022-23 against 129.47 million tonnes in the previous year. Coarse cereals

Govt revises down 2022-23 wheat output by 2.19 MT to record 110.55 MT
Updated On : 18 Oct 2023 | 10:53 PM IST

Centre targets 114 million tonnes of wheat output next rabi season

Sowing of wheat, the main rabi (winter) crop, begins in October, while harvesting starts in March and April

Centre targets 114 million tonnes of wheat output next rabi season
Updated On : 26 Sep 2023 | 10:10 PM IST

World cereal production projected to reach record high in 2023-2024: FAO

The higher forecast almost entirely reflects better prospects for global wheat production, now pegged at 783.3 million tonnes, buoyed by improved outlooks in several countries

World cereal production projected to reach record high in 2023-2024: FAO
Updated On : 09 Jul 2023 | 6:57 AM IST

Govt's rice procurement reaches 55.8 mn tonnes, wheat 26.2 mn tonnes so far

The government's rice procurement has reached 55.8 million tonnes so far in the ongoing 2022-23 marketing season, benefitting 1.22 crore farmers with MSP of Rs 1.7 lakh crore, the food ministry said on Tuesday. Wheat procurement has reached 26.2 million tonnes so far in the 2023-24 rabi marketing year (April-March), more than the last year's total procurement of 18.8 million tonnes. "With the current procurement of wheat and rice, adequate food grains stock in government granaries is maintained," the ministry said in a statement. The combined stock position of wheat and rice has reached 57 million tonnes, which puts the country in a comfortable position to meet its requirements of food grains, it noted. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) along with state agencies undertakes procurement of paddy and wheat under price support scheme. Paddy is procured and converted into rice through milling. According to the ministry, a total of 83 million tonnes of paddy (55.8 million tonnes in te

Govt's rice procurement reaches 55.8 mn tonnes, wheat 26.2 mn tonnes so far
Updated On : 21 Jun 2023 | 10:38 PM IST

Wheat output 10% lower than govt estimate amid sharp price rise: Trade body

Farmers start harvesting wheat from March, selling most of their crop to state agencies and private traders by June

Wheat output 10% lower than govt estimate amid sharp price rise: Trade body
Updated On : 21 Jun 2023 | 7:48 PM IST

Centre further raises 2023 wheat production estimate to 112.74 mt

The purchases though are much higher than last year's multi-year low procurement of around 19 million tonnes

Centre further raises 2023 wheat production estimate to 112.74 mt
Updated On : 25 May 2023 | 9:06 PM IST

Wheat export ban to continue as govt falls short on procurement targets

The ban was first introduced in May last year because of a decline in wheat production in the country

Wheat export ban to continue as govt falls short on procurement targets
Updated On : 24 May 2023 | 1:45 PM IST

Despite inclement weather, wheat purchase in Punjab to be high at 12 mn MT

Wheat procurement in Punjab in the current rabi marketing season is expected to be better at 120 lakh metric tonne than last year'sat 120 lakh metric tonne, despite vagaries of weather that caused damage to the crop. Given the ongoing crop arrivals in grain markets of the state, Punjab is expected to purchase 120 lakh metric tonne of wheat for the central pool, said an official of the Punjab Food and Civil Supplies department. This purchase will be higher than last year's procurement of 96.47 lakh MT. The crop was adversely affected last season because of sudden rise in mercury during March which is the grain filling stage. Untimely rains accompanied by hail storms and high-velocity winds caused extensive damage to wheat and other crops at many places in Punjab, including in Fazilka, Muktsar, Moga and Patiala districts in March and April this year. The rough weather had an impact on around 14 lakh hectare out of total sown area of 34.90 lakh hectare and it was anticipated that the

Despite inclement weather, wheat purchase in Punjab to be high at 12 mn MT
Updated On : 23 Apr 2023 | 1:04 PM IST