Crop Report:Andhra ’20-21 paddy, cotton crops seen dn on lower yields

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020


–Andhra pegs 2020-21 paddy output at 13.1 mln tn versus 13.7 mln tn

–Pegs 2020-21 maize output at 1.96 mln tn versus 2.12 mln tn

–Pegs 2020-21 food grain output at 16.4 mln tn versus 17.5 mln tn

–Pegs 2020-21 oilseed output at 2.6 mln tn versus 3.2 mln tn

–Pegs 2020-21 cotton output at 1.9 mln bales versus 2.5 mln bales

–Pegs 2020-21 sugarcane output at 4.3 mln tn versus 6.7 mln tn


By Kavita Desai


MUMBAI – Paddy output in Andhra Pradesh in the 2020-21 (Jul-Jun) season is seen falling nearly 4% to 13.1 mln tn due to a decline in acreage and productivity, according to the farm department's second advance estimate. 


Maize production in the state is seen falling 8% to 1.96 mln tn. 


The output of cotton is projected at 1.9 mln bales (1 bale = 170 kg), down 22% from the year ago due to lower productivity. Cotton yield in the current season is seen at 547 kg/ha, against 648 kg/ha a year ago.


The state is among the major producers of paddy, maize and cotton.


Production of most crops in the state is expected to decline as heavy rain in October is likely to have hit yields of standing crops. Andhra Pradesh received 60% above-normal rainfall at 124.0 mm during Oct 1-14.  


The state has pegged total food grain output at 16.4 mln tn, compared with 17.5 mln tn a year ago. Oilseed output is pegged at 2.6 mln tn, compared with 3.2 mln tn a year ago.


Chilli production in the state, the largest producer of the spice, is seen at 735,000 tn, compared with 805,000 tn a year ago, according to the data. 


The following is the second advance estimate of output in Andhra Pradesh for the 2020-21 (Jul-Jun) crop year, in tn, compared with year-ago figures, and year-on-year change:




(2nd estimate) 


(Final estimate)

YoY change

(in %)

Paddy13,139,00013,710,000(-)  4.2
Jowar283,000389,000(-) 27.2
Maize1,955,0002,121,000(-)  7.8
Chana390,000559,000(-) 30.2
Total food grain**16,417,00017,512,000(-)  6.3
Groundnut741,000850,000(-) 12.8
Total oilseeds**2,617,0003,165,000(-) 17.3
Cotton*1,949,0002,508,000(-) 22.3
Sugarcane4,295,0006,717,000(-) 36.1
Chilli735,000805,000(-)  8.7

* Cotton is measured in bales. 

** Total food grains, oilseeds may not match as some minor crops have not been included.




Edited by Charumathi Sankaran


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