Wheat 2024 output target of 114 Mln.tonnes for coming rabi season.

In the upcoming rabi season, the Center has set a goal of producing 114 million tonnes of wheat, which is 1.3 million tonnes more than the output of 112.7 million tonnes (according to the third advance estimate) in 2022–23. In addition, it aims to transition 60 percent of the 30 million hectares of wheat planted worldwide this year to climate-resistant cultivars. At the two-day conference on rabi preparations, which was held on Tuesday with the states, the goals were set. The main rabi (winter) crop, wheat, is sown beginning in October, and harvesting begins in March or April. Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja addressed the gathering and stated, “There are some changes in the climate which are affecting agriculture. Climate-resilient seeds are our strategy. The secretary stated more than 800 climate-resistant varieties are available in the nation while speaking at the ceremony. As part of the seed rolling plan, these seeds must be added to the seed chain. I ask all states to establish specific locations and map the varieties that can be sown as a strategy, he continued. The secretary highlighted that agriculture will be impacted if rainfall and temperature patterns continued to change and urged governments to be prepared to deal with them. We have observed the alteration of rainfall patterns. In June we had a deficit, then in July we had a surplus. August was dry, and September was wet again. As a result, there is a 5% deficit in rainfall across the nation. In certain states, monsoon is still forecast for October and November. El Nino conditions are still powerful, according to the Met department.