Kharif oilseeds production in the 2003-04 (November-October)
season is estimated to touch a near record level of 131.7
lakh tonnes (LT) as compared to 84.1 LT produced in the
previous kharif season.
the last 10 years, higher kharif production at
132.3 LT was achieved in 1998-99 and the lowest at 84.1
LT in 2002-03.
substantial increase in production is on account of good
monsoon rains across the oilseed growing areas; last year's
oilseed output was impacted on account of inadequate rains.
Solvent Extractors' Association which met to discuss the
kharif and rabi prospects for oilseeds crop
has estimated a significant increase in the rabi
oilseeds production at 104.5 LT in comparison to 60.3
LT output of the last season.
which received good rains, will produce 53 per cent of
all-India kharif groundnut crop, predicts Dipak
Enterprise managing partner Govindbhai G Patel.