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India is likely to clock last year’s record wheat production of 78.4 million tonnes this year too, cashing in on better yield owing to conducive climate, although the acreage may not increase as targeted by the government. “There will be the same level of production as last year, as we will have better productivity,” Agriculture Commissioner N B Singh said.  Supply of quality seeds in large scale would help raise productivity, he added.  Speaking to PTI, Singh said areas under wheat, however, may not be increased to 29 million hectares this year as targeted by the Centre because farmers in the growing regions of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have diversified to other crops.  Read more at http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/015200901051721.htm

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