NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is expected to produce a record 107.18 million tonnes of wheat this year, the farm ministry said in its third forecast for the crop year to June 2020, marginally higher than a previous estimate of 106.21 million tonnes.
Rice output in the world’s biggest exporter and No. 2 producer is estimated at 117.94 against 117.47 million tonnes forecast in February.
The farm ministry forecast this year’s total grains output at a record 295.67 million tonnes, up 1.27% from the previous estimate 291.95 million tonnes.
The government cut rapeseed output estimates to 8.70 million tonnes from 9.11 million tonnes estimated in February.
Production of chickpea, a popular variety of pulses, is likely to be 10.90, down from 11.22 million tonnes estimated earlier.
Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj, editing by Louise Heavens
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