September 19, 2007


Soy output in India's Madhya Pradesh seen up by 17 percent this year



India's central province of Madhya Pradesh forecasts its soy output will total 5.61 million tonnes in 2007, up 17.36 percent on year, due to record high soy acreage.


According to a presentation that the provincial government made in a national conference on agriculture Tuesday (September 18), Madhya Pradesh's total summer-sown oilseeds output is estimated at 6.01 million tonnes in 2007, up from 5.07 million tonnes, a year earlier.

The total area planted to summer-sown oilseeds in the province has increased to 5.50 million hectares from 5.27 million hectares a year earlier, while soy acreage has increased to 4.87 million hectares from 4.75 million hectares.


Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat provinces account for around half of India's summer-sown oilseeds output.


Madhya Pradesh is India's largest soy producing province by volume. Soy is one of India's most important oilseeds in terms of production, and is a major determinant of the country's oilmeal export volume.


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