India is likely to achieve a much improved agriculture production in most cereals compared to last year as per an announcement by Agriculture Minister. Although bumper record for rice and overall food grain production is still retained for the year 2008-09.
|Total Foodgrain Output||232.07||218.11
|Cotton||33.9 million bales||25.88 m. bales||2007-08|
Note: Highlighted figure indicate the record till FY 2009-10.
However the major bottleneck of foodgrain storage capacity, as highlighted last year by a PIL filed in Supreme Court, still continues. Present storage capacity is 42 MT. FCI had targeted to create additional storage capacity for 16 MT, however so far it has been able to firm up plans for 2.5 MT of storage only. Thus the spectre of wastage of large amount of foodgrain continues.
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