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India's foodgrain output from kharif crop likely to drop 3%

Govt estimates suggest summer crop output to slip to 134.67 million tonnes, mainly on account of lower rice output

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

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The country’s foodgrain from summer-sown crops in 2017-18 was likely to fall 2.8 per cent from a year ago to 134.67 million tonnes, mainly on account of lower rice output, the government said on Monday.

of summer-sown rice is estimated to fall 2 per cent to 94.48 million tonnes, while that of pulses could 7.5 per cent to 8.71 million tonnes, the government said in a statement.

Also, cotton output could fall to 32.27 million bales from 33 million bales a year ago, despite a rise in the crop area. 

First Published: Mon, September 25 2017. 17:35 IST
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