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TABLE-India's 2016/17 grains output seen rising 8.1 pct y/y -govt
February 15, 2017 / 1:32 PM / 10 months ago

TABLE-India's 2016/17 grains output seen rising 8.1 pct y/y -govt

    Feb 15 (Reuters) - India's grains output is expected to rise
by 8.1 percent to a record 271.98 million tonnes in 2016/17
after good monsoon rains helped push up yields, the farm
ministry said on Wednesday.
    Wheat output is likely to rise by 4.7 percent to 96.64
million tonnes, while pulses production will rise to 22.14
million tonnes, it said.
    The following table shows the latest estimates and 2015/16's
final production in million tonnes.
    
              Crop     2015/16        2016/17 
 Rice                      104.41          108.86
 Wheat                      92.29           96.64
 Corn                       22.57           26.15
 Pulses                     16.35           22.14
 Grains                     251.6           272.0
 Soybean                     8.57           14.13
 Oilseeds                   25.25           33.60
 Cotton#                    30.01           32.51
 Sugarcane                 355.00          309.98
 #Cotton in million bales

 (Compiled by Nidhi Verma, Mayank Bhardwaj in NEW DELHI; Editing
by Biju Dwarakanath)
  

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