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India produces 85.93-mn tonnes of wheat, 18.09-mn tonnes of pulses in 2010-11 crop year

July 23, 2011 Leave a comment

India has manufactured 85.93-million tonnes of wheat in the 2010-11 crop year and 18.09-million tonnes of pulses with the help of good monsoon and also strong support rates for the farmers.

The officials projections prepared by the Agriculture Ministry states that India is projected to have harvested 95.32-million tonnes of rice and 42.22-million tonnes of coarse cereals in the 2010-11 crop year, which starts from July 2010 and ends in June 2011.
India’s overall foodgrains production is expected to reach 241.56-million tonnes in 2010-11 as compared to 218.11-million tonnes in the previous year.
Recently, Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Agriculture Minister Mr Sharad Pawar have said that the foodgrains production have crossed the third advance projection of 235.88-million tonnes, which was released in April.
Foodgrains consist of rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses.