Kharif foodgrain production estimated at 144.5 MT in 2020-21: Narendra Singh Tomar

by Nidhi Bhati

Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that foodgrain production in the 2020-21 kharif season will be better than last year. As per initial estimates, foodgrain production during current kharif season is projected to be around 144.5 million tonnes (MT) as compared to 143.4 MT during the 2019-20 kharif season. Tomar further added that notwithstanding Covid-19 crisis, there has been a record increase in area sown to kharif crops by 4.5 per cent to 112.2 million hectares this year.