Foodgrain production target set at record 307.3 mln tonnes for 2021-22

by Nidhi Bhati

The government has set the foodgrain production target at 307.3 million tonnes for the 2021-22 crop year, up by 1.3 per cent from the last year’s estimated foodgrain production of 303.3 million tonnes, as per a report in Economic Times. This includes production of 151.4 million tonnes of food grains during kharif (summer) season and 155.9 million tonnes during rabi (winter) season. The rice production target for the 2021-22 kharif season is set at a record 104.3 million tonne.