As per a report released by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare on Friday the stocks of India’s foodgrains have reached a record high. The report shows that during the current rabi season, the area under pulses has been reported as 157.33 lakh ha — 7.80 lakh ha more than the last year (149.53 lakh ha).
The rise is not only restricted to pulses. Wheat has recorded the highest share of this food grain stock at 330.20 lakh hectares — 33.23 lakh ha more than last year (296.98 lakh ha). The data also shows the state-wise performance in reaching the record stocks.
Madhya Pradesh (19.07 lakh ha), Gujarat (5.61 lakh ha), Rajasthan (4.49 lakh ha), Maharashtra (3.86 lakh ha), West Bengal (0.74 lakh ha) Jharkhand (0.50 lakh ha), Karnataka (0.40 lakh ha) and Himachal Pradesh ( 0.40 lakh ha) lead the pack with their contributions. As of January 1, 2020 is about 75.51 million tonnes which is highest ever.
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