Wheat production to be 98 mn tonnes this year

New Delhi, Feb 16 : Total production of wheat this year is expected to be 98 million tonnes, which is as same as last year, a top official said on Friday.

"Last year it was 98 million tonnes.

We hope we will match it this year," Union Agriculture Secretary S.K. Pattanayak told reporters here.

He however said there could be variation in the output owing to possible changes in weather.

"We will have to see how weather plays out.

There was hailstorm in Maharashtra. I hope it does not happen here (north India). But the situation is good so far," he said.



Source: IANS