India's 2018-19 grain output seen slightly lower: government

 Indias 2018-19 grain output seen slightly lower: government

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's grains output is expected at 283.37 million tonnes in the crop year June 2019, marginally lower than a year earlier, a government statement said on Monday.

India, a leading producer of an array of farm commodities such as rice, wheat, cotton and sugar, produced 285.01 million tonnes of grains in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June), the statement said.

Rice output in India, the world's biggest producer of the staple, is expected at a record 115.63 million tonnes, up from 112.76 million in the previous year.

(Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Edited by David Evans)

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Updated Date: Jun 04, 2019 00:11:47 IST