Govt sets foodgrain output target at 291 MT this season

Govt sets foodgrain output target at 291 MT this season

The government has assumed a modest increase in foodgrains production for the next crop year of 2019-20, starting July, as the last year’s ambitious target could not be achieved as certain crop-producing areas witnessed deficient rainfall even though India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted ‘normal’ monsoon. A bumper harvest usually helps the country to increase the overall agriculture growth and boost rural economy, but in recent years, robust production hasn’t really translated into gains for farmers as prices remained subdued.
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