Production of Foodgrains and Fruits in Maharashtra

Government of India fixes target every year for the production of foodgrains in the country including Maharashtra.  The target & production of foodgrains and the production of fruits in Maharashtra and in the country is given as under:-


Foodgrains Production

(In Million tonnes)

Year Maharashtra All-India
Target Production Target Production
2012-13 13.09 10.97 245.24 257.13
2013-14 13.25 13.85 259.00 265.57
2014-15* 12.61 10.12* 261.00 257.07*


* 2nd Advance Estimates


Fruits Production

               (In Million tonnes)

Year Maharashtra All-India
2012-13 9.78 81.28
2013-14 13.46 88.97
2014-15* 13.46 91.29


* 1st  Advance Estimates



In order to extend benefits of the schemes to various sections of the society and regions, Government of India allocates funds under Special Component Plan (SCP) for Scheduled Castes and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) for Scheduled Tribes under various Centrally Sponsored Schemes like Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Food Security Mission (NFSM) and Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) etc.


In order to achieve targets, Government of Maharashtra has taken following steps viz; focus on low productivity & high potential districts, implementation of cropping system, awareness and promotion of improved technology, agronomic zone-wise planning, restoring soil fertility & enhancing productivity and use of high yielding varieties & hybrid seeds.



This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture Sh.Mohanbhai Kundaria in Rajya Sabha today.