India to produce record 272 million tonnes food grains in 2016/17 | Reuters

MUMBAI India's food grains production in 2016/17 is expected to rise by 8.1 percent from a year ago to a record high 271.98 million tonnes as good monsoon rains improved yields, the country's farm ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.The country's production of wheat is likely to rise by 4.7 percent from a year ago to 96.64 million tonnes, while pulses production will rise to 22.14 million tonnes, it said.

(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav and Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)

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Updated Date: Feb 15, 2017 17:56:36 IST

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