GrainTech India 2019

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Date(s) - 30/08/2019 - 01/09/2019

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Where: BIEC, Bangalore, India

The Agriculture Ministry has set a foodgrain production target of 285.2 million tonnes for 2018-19, a marginal increase from the previous year’s harvest of 284.8 million tonnes. The higher year-on-year food production is due to a larger harvest of rice, which rose from 109.7 million tonnes in 2016-17 to 111.5 million tonnes in 2017-18, and a record crop of pulses which rose 5.9% year-on-year.

The latest estimates show that in 2017-18 farmers harvested 30.6 million tonnes of different oilseeds, marginally lower than the 31.3 million tonnes produced the year before.

The rise, however, hasn’t been beneficial for growers because the price of several commodities, particularly pulses, slumped due to the bumper harvest. The foodgrain basket comprises rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses in which wheat output has been pegged at a record 99.7 mt, rice at 112.91 mt, and pulses at 25.23 mt for the 2017-18 crop year

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