India Aims to Produce 221.5mt of Foodgrain

With a population of 1.2 billion people, India has a lot of mouths to feed.

A lot of mouths, indeed.

India’s total foodgrain production target for 2007-2008 is 221.5 million tonnes, the country’s Minister of State for Agriculture Kanti Lal Bhuria told Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Parliament on Friday.

For pulses, the production target is 15 million tonnes and for oilseeds, it’s 30 million tonnes.

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