Ministry releases Second Advance Estimates of Major Agricultural Crops for the year 2023-24

  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released Second Advance Estimates of Major Agricultural Crops (Kharif & Rabi Season) for the year 2023-24. From the last agricultural year, the summer season has been segregated from Rabi season and therefore this year Second Advance Estimate of area, production and yield includes only two seasons i.e. Kharif and Rabi season.
  • The total sugarcane production is now revised higher at 4,464 LT for 2023-24 from the previous estimate and around 10% lower compared to the previous year cane production.
  • While preparing the kharif crop production estimates the Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) based yield has been considered. However, States are still under the process of compiling results of Kharif CCEs. Further, CCEs of few crops viz., Tur, Sugarcane, Castor etc. are still ongoing.

Source: PIB