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Table - India's crop output estimates for yr to June 2009

 July 21 (Reuters) - India has raised its estimates for
rice, wheat and oilseeds output for the year to June 2009
compared to its May forecast.
 It said estimated output of "food grains" rose to 233.88
million tonnes from 229.85 million tonnes forecast two months
ago. It also scaled down the estimated production of sugarcane.
 Details of government latest estimates vs its May forecast
(in million tonnes):
 
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  CROP          JULY ESTIMATE      MAY ESTIMATE   PCT CHANGE  
 
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  RICE               99.15             99.37        -0.22
  WHEAT              80.58             77.63        +3.80
  COARSE CEREALS     39.48             48.67       -18.88
  LENTILS            14.66             14.18         3.68
  CORN               19.29             18.48        +4.38
  OILSEEDS           28.16             28.12         0.14
  COTTON             23.16**           23.20        -0.17
  SUGARCANE         271.25            289.23        -6.21
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  ** bales of 170 kg each
 (Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Bryson Hull)



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