Major Crop Production 2022-23: Agricultural Highlights

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The post shares key statistics about India’s Major Crop Production 2022-23. It includes a data table and visualization depicting production numbers for rice, wheat, maize and other major crops.

This information is especially valuable for agriculture students and aspirants preparing for agriculture officer, agriculture field officer, agriculture scientist, and other agriculture-focused government job exams.


Key Points of Major Crop Production 2022-23

  • Total foodgrain production in 2022-23 estimated at record 3296.87 lakh tonnes, 140.71 lakh tonnes higher than 2021-22 and 308.69 lakh tonnes higher than previous 5 years’ average.
  • Rice production estimated at 1357.55 lakh tonnes, 62.84 lakh tonnes higher than last year and 153.65 lakh tonnes higher than previous 5 years’ average.
  • Nutri/Coarse cereals production estimated at 573.19 lakh tonnes, 62.18 lakh tonnes higher than last year and 92.79 lakh tonnes higher than previous 5 years’ average.
  • Pulses production estimated at 260.58 lakh tonnes, 14.02 lakh tonnes higher than previous 5 years’ average.
  • Oilseeds production estimated at record 413.55 lakh tonnes, 33.92 lakh tonnes higher than last year and 73.33 lakh tonnes higher than previous 5 years’ average.
  • Sugarcane production estimated at 4905.33 lakh tonnes, 511.08 lakh tonnes higher than last year.
  • Cotton production estimated at 336.60 lakh bales, 25.42 lakh bales higher than last year.
  • Wheat production estimated at record 1105.54 lakh tonnes, 28.12 lakh tonnes higher than last year and 48.23 lakh tonnes higher than previous 5 years’ average.
Bar chart showing the production of major crops in India in 2022-23. The crops are listed on the x-axis, and their production in lakh tonnes is shown on the y-axis.

Final Estimates of Major Crop Production 2022-23

Crop Production (Lakh tonnes)
Foodgrains 3296.87
Rice 1357.55
Wheat 1105.54
Nutri/Coarse Cereals 573.19
Maize 380.85
Pulses 260.58
Tur 33.12
Gram 122.67
Oilseeds 413.55
Groundnut 102.97
Soyabean 149.85
Rapeseed and Mustard 126.43
Sugarcane 4905.33
Cotton 336.60 (Lakh bales)
Jute & Mesta 93.92 (Lakh bales)

Questions are often asked about annual targets vs achievements for key crops, emerging high production states, factors responsible for enhanced yields over previous years, etc.

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