09/05/2017 5:58 PM IST | Updated 09/05/2017 5:58 PM IST

India To Produce Record Food Grains In 2016-17

Wheat production likely to rise to a record 97.44 million tonnes.

Danish Ismail / Reuters

India is likely to produce a record 273.38 million tonnes of food grains 2016/17, slightly higher than the previous estimate of 271.98 million tonnes, farm ministry said in a statement, as ample monsoon rains boosted crop yields.

The south Asian nation is likely to produce a record 97.44 million tonnes of wheat, higher than a previous forecast of 96.64 million tonnes, the statement said.

India's rice production is estimated at 109.15 million tonnes, while pulses output is pegged at 22.40 million tonnes.


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