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Government’s second estimate pegs wheat production at a record high of 112.01 million tonnes in 2023-24

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The government has forecast a record wheat production of 112.01 million tonnes for the 2023-24 crop year (July-June). second preliminary estimatesources said Thursday.

THE wheat production is estimated to be 1.46 million tonnes more than the previous record of 110.55 million tonnes achieved in the 2022-23 crop year.

In its second preliminary estimate, sources indicated that The Minister of Agriculture has projected the total wheat production at 112.01 million tonnes for the 2023-24 crop year.

Wheat, the main rabi (winter) crop, is ready for harvest and supply is expected to start from next month in some states.

The government has set a conservative procurement target of between 30-32 million tonnes for the 2024-25 rabi marketing season (March-April), against an actual purchase of 26.2 million tonnes per year. last year.

The ministry publishes three estimates before the final projection at different stages of plant growth and harvest.

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