New Delhi. Last year, Corona virus caused havoc in the country. For more than three months, the country has been sitting on a protest against the government for millions, but the farmer did not back down from his duty and continued farming in the country. Due to which the food record production in the country has been estimated this year. India is again setting a new record in food production. According to the second advance production estimate of crop year 2020-21 (July-June) released by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Wednesday, the production of food grains in the country has been estimated to be 30.33 million tonnes.
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According to the data, rice production was recorded at 12.03 million tonnes, wheat by 10.92 million tonnes, nutritious and coarse grains 493 lakh tonnes, maize 301.6 lakh tonnes, pulses crop 244.2 lakh tonnes, pulses crops 38.8 lakh tonnes, gram 116.2 lakh tonnes , Oilseed crop is estimated at 373.1 lakh tons, oilseed crops peanut 101.5 lakh tons, soybean 137.1 lakh tons, mustard 104.3 lakh tons. At the same time, the production of sugarcane is 39.76 million tonnes and 365.4 lakh bales of cotton, 170 kg in one lump, while the production of jute and mesta is estimated to be 978 lakh bales, 180 kg in one lump.
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Growth in agriculture sector
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the country is growing rapidly in the field of agriculture and the second advance estimate of production of main crops for the year 2020-21 has proved this again. He said that the record of 33.33 million tonnes of food grains clearly outlined the tireless efforts of farmers, research by agricultural scientists and the well thought out policies of the central government.
Union Minister Tomar has said that the government’s focus is on the village-poor-farmers and farmers under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose results are being reflected and all-round agricultural reforms will give it more strength, which will benefit the country in the long run.