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2011-12

23
Apr

Foodgrains output set to touch all-time record of 252.6 mt

NEW DELHI, APRIL 23: 

The Agriculture Ministry has raised foodgrains production estimate for 2011-12 to an all-time record of 252.56 million tonnes on higher rice and wheat output.
Earlier, the Government had pegged the foodgrains output at 250.42 mt.
 
Releasing the third advance crop estimates, the Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, said rice and wheat production for 2011-12 will touch an all-time record of 103.41 mt and 90.23 mt, respectively.

23
Feb

Rice Procurement Crosses 250 Lakh Tonne

 Rice procurement in the Kharif marketing season 2011-12 (October-September) has crossed the mark of 250 lakh tonne. According to statistics 2,50,24,200 tonne rice has been procured by the various government agencies by February 22, 2012. 

 
Punjab procured 77,31,325 tonne followed by Chhatisgarh 40,54,679 Andhra Pradesh 36,87,335 and Haryana 19,73,875 tonne of rice. This procurement is 1,75,517 tonne more than the corresponding day of last marketing season. 
 
Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

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