Punjab records 11% higher yield of wheat this year.

Even as the area under wheat crop has decreased in Punjab, the state has recorded 11% higher yield in comparison to previous year and the highest production of crop in the past five years. productivity of wheat has increased from 4,700 kg per hectare last year to 5,047 kg per hectare this year. Production of wheat has reached around 177 lakh metric tonne (MT) this year, which is the second best in the history of state. Notably, the highest production of 180 lakh MT was witnessed in the state in 2011-12. The combined production of wheat and paddy crops is highest ever at 303 lakh MT.