Foodgrains output set to touch all-time record of 252.6 mt

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    NEW DELHI, APRIL 23:
    The Agriculture Ministry has raised foodgrains production estimate for 2011-12 to an all-time record of 252.56 million tonnes on higher rice and wheat output.

    Earlier, the Government had pegged the foodgrains output at 250.42 mt.

    Releasing the third advance crop estimates, the Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, said rice and wheat production for 2011-12 will touch an all-time record of 103.41 mt and 90.23 mt, respectively.

    Cotton output will also touch an all-time record of 35.2 million bales of 170 kg each, he said. The earlier projections stood at 34 million bales.

    Storage issue

    “The overall foodgrains production is good and the problem is only on storage,” Mr Pawar said stating that the storage issue is being addressed by the Food Ministry.

    The higher foodgrains output will also raise the prospects for additional exports of rice, wheat, sugar and cotton.

    The Minister said the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will chair a meeting on April 30 to look into the issue of commodity exports. The Commerce, Finance and Food Ministers will also attend the meeting, he said.

    Some good news...hope we meet the expectation. Look forward to comments from Members about storage issue.
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    This is delightful news for all the rats and bandicoots living of the storage areas.

    Not great news for all the poor people in the nation, this just means poor distribution network will make sure they dont get it even if it wroughts!
     
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    It was Mussolini who said 'there are rats in every barn'.
    Trouble with India is that there are too many rats in too many broken down barns, with the lady in WB keeping the rat catcher well away.
     
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    Foodgrains output set to touch all-time record of 252.6 mt

    It means more food grain will rot this year..


    :sing::doh::faint2::bored::nod::nod:
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    More good news for Rats. :D
     
  7. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Setting up a railway line with China would means that we can tackle food inflation in a better way if we can barter or trade on crops that are low on both sides.

    May be we can both come to an agreement on what crops grow best on both soils and reduce the effects of climate failure.
     

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