NABARD Grade A, Grade B Important Agriculture Topic: Second Advance estimates for Crop Production in 2018 -19


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Let us look at Second Advance estimates for Crop Production in 2018 -19

The 2nd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2018-19 have been released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare on 28th February, 2019. These estimations are made on the basis of climatic conditions (rainfall) and area sown. The cumulative rainfall in the country during the monsoon season (June to September, 2018) has been 9% lower than Long Period Average (LPA). Most of the major crops producing states have witnessed normal monsoon rainfall. Accordingly, the production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2018-19 has been estimated higher than their normal production. These estimates are subject to revision on account of more precise information flowing over time.

As per 2nd Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2018-19 is as under:

  • Foodgrains  –  281.37 million tonnes.
    • Rice  –  115.60  million tonnes. (record)
    • Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 42.64 million tonnes.
    • Maize  –  27.80 million tonnes.
    • Pulses  –  24.02 million tonnes.
    • Tur  –  3.68 million tonnes.
    • Gram – 10.32 million tonnes.
  • Oilseeds  –  31.50 million tonnes.
        • Soyabean  –  13.69 million tonnes
        • Rapeseed and Mustard  –  8.40 million tonnes
        • Groundnut  –  6.97 million tonnes
  • Cotton  –  30.09 million bales (of 170 kg each)
  • Jute  & Mesta -10.07 million bales (of 180 kg each)
  • Sugarcane – 380.83 million tonnes

Production of Wheat, estimated at 99.12 million tonnes, is higher by 2.01 million tonnes as compared to wheat production of 97.11 million tonnes in 2nd Advance Estimates of 2017-18. Further, the production of wheat during 2018-19 is higher by 4.51 million tonnes than the average wheat production of 94.61 million tonnes.

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