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India's Wheat Production Likely to Hit Record in 2022-2023 Crop Year - Reports

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - India's wheat production is likely to hit a record high of 112.74 million tonnes in the 2022-23 crop year, Indian media reported on Thursday.

"The production of wheat in the country is estimated at 112.74 million tonne, which is higher by 5 million tonne as compared to previous year's production," India's agriculture ministry said in a statement quoted by the local newspaper.

Wheat production has increased higher due to higher acreage and yield despite unseasonal rains. In the 2021-22 crop year, wheat production fell to 107.74 million tonnes due to a heat wave in key growing states, the report said.
In addition, the ministry estimates a record production of rice, maize, oilseeds and sugarcane.