Wheat production likely to touch record 98 mt in 2016-17

Wheat production is set to touch a record 98 million tonnes (MT) in the ongoing 2016-17 crop year ending June, on account of higher yields. In its second estimate, the agriculture ministry had pegged a record wheat output of 96.64 MT for the current crop year (July-June) as against the actual output of 92.29 MT last year. "Taking into account the feedback from the state governments and experts, it looks like wheat output will reach all-time high of 98 MT this year," a senior agriculture ministry official said.
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