Bihar's foodgrains production reached record high in 2016-17, says state agriculture department

Foodgrains production in Bihar reached a record high, both in terms of total produce and per hectare yield, in last financial year, state agriculture department said.

PTI November 17, 2017 18:28:25 IST
Bihar's foodgrains production reached record high in 2016-17, says state agriculture department

Patna: Foodgrains production in Bihar reached a record high, both in terms of total produce and per hectare yield, in last financial year, the state agriculture department said on Friday.

"The total production of foodgrains in the state was 185.61 lakh tonnes in 2016-17, which is a record. The previous record was 178.29 lakh tonnes, achieved in the year 2012-13", Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Sudhir Kumar said.

Bihars foodgrains production reached record high in 201617 says state agriculture department

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"The per hectare yield for foodgrains was 27.77 last year which, too, is a record", Kumar added.

The Principal Secretary, who was quoted in a release issued by the state agriculture department, also said "record production was also achieved in maize, which stood at 38.46 lakh tonnes with the per hectare yield being 53.35 quintals".

"The previous best figure for maize production was achieved in 2012-13 at 27.56 lakh tonnes. The per hectare yield then had stood at 39.75 quintals", Kumar said.

"We are hopeful of attaining the objectives laid down in the Agriculture Road Map for 2017-22, wherein Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has hoped to have at least one dish from Bihar on every Indian's plate", he added.

The ambitious road map, with schemes worth Rs 1.54 lakh crore, was launched last week by President Ram Nath Kovind.

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