Govt ups India 2016-17 wheat output view to 97.44 million tonne vs 96.64 million.

India wheat production in the current crop year to June is expected to rise to a record high of 97.44 million tonne, against 96.64 million tonne estimated earlier, backed by good monsoon rains and higher acreage, as per the third advance estimate released by the agriculture ministry. Bumper harvest of wheat may push the country total food grain production to record 273.38 million tonne in 2016-17, higher by 8.7% than last year 251.57 million tonne, and surpassing the previous record of 265.04 million tonne hit in 2013-14 by a wide margin.