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Rice production likely to drop 6.7 mn tonnes this kharif, lowest in 2 yrs

This will be the lowest output in two years, according to first estimate

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This is the lowest output in two years, according to the first estimate

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Production of rice in the ongoing kharif season is expected to be almost 6.05 per cent less than the same period last year at 104.99 million tonnes. This is according to the first advance estimate of agriculture production for the 2022-23 crop year (July-June) released on Wednesday.

Rice production in the 2021-22 kharif season was a record 111.76 million tonnes. If the numbers hold firm, then this will be the lowest rice production during kharif season since the 2020-21 crop year. 

Production is expected to be down due to drought-like conditions in main growing regions of East India, namely

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First Published: Sep 21 2022 | 9:07 PM IST

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