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The country is expected to produce 252.23 million tonnes of foodgrains in 2015-16, despite deficient rainfall and shortage of water in reservoirs. It is 2.1 lakh tonne higher than the previous crop year. As per the 3rd advance estimates for 2015-16 released by the Agriculture Ministry in New Delhi, the total production of rice is estimated at around 103 million tonnes, which is lower by around two million tonnes than 2014-15.
Production of wheat estimated at 94 million tonnes is higher by 7.51 million tonnes. Production of pulses at 17.06 million tonnes is marginally lower than the previous year’s production of 17.15 million tonnes. Production of sugarcane at 346.72 million tones, is also lower by 15.61 million tonnes than its production during 2014-15.

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