India Wheat output to hit record high of 98 million tonnes despite soaring mercury.

India wheat output will not suffer because of increased temperatures, as the crop nearing harvest in the top producing states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh has passed the stage which was vulnerable to the change in weather. The predicted production of the wheat this crop year to be an all-time high at 97-98 million tonnes, or even to touch 100 million mark, said Gyanendra Pratap Singh of the Directorate of Wheat Research at Karnal, Haryana. In Punjab and Haryana, average yields to be 48 quintals per hectare while in some places yields can go as high as 70 quintals per hectare. And the average yield in the country is 31 quintals.