TABLE 8.5
                       Production of Foodgrains and Commercial Crops
                                                             (Million Tonnes)
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Crop	     1991-92  1992-93 1993-94 1994-95	    1995-96	    1996-97
					        Target	Final	Target Likely
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Rice	        74.7	 72.9	 80.3	 81.8	 80.0	 79.6	 81.0	 79.6
Wheat	        55.7	 57.2	 59.8	 65.8	 60.0	 62.6	 65.0	 64.5
Coarse Cereals	26.0	 36.6	 30.8	 29.9	 36.5	 29.6	 32.5	 33.1
Pulses	        12.0	 12.8	 13.3	 14.0	 15.5	 13.2	 15.0	 14.0
Foodgrains     168.4	179.5	184.3	191.5	192.0	185.0   193.5	191.2
Kharif	        91.6	101.5	100.4	101.0	107.5	 98.2	104.0	103.2
Rabi	        76.8	 78.0	 83.9	 90.4	 84.5	 86.8	 89.5	 88.0
Oilseeds	18.6	 20.1	 21.5	 21.3	 22.5	 22.4	 23.0	 24.1
Sugarcane      254.0	228.0	229.7	275.5	255.0	283.0	270.0	273.6
Cotton@	         9.7	 11.4	 10.7	 11.9	 13.0	 13.1	 13.0    14.3
Jute & mesta$	10.3	  8.6	  8.4	  9.1	  9.3	  8.9	  9.0	  9.2

(Percentage variation in production over the previous year)

Rice	         0.5	 -2.4	 10.2	  1.9		 -2.7		  0.0
Wheat	         1.1	  2.7	  4.5	 10.0		 -4.9		  3.0
Coarse Cereals -20.5	 40.8	-15.8	 -2.9		 -1.0		 11.8
Pulses	       -16.1	  6.7	  3.9	  5.3		 -5.7		  6.1
Foodgrains	-4.5	  6.6	  2.7	  3.9		 -3.4		  3.3
Kharif	        -7.8	 10.8	 -1.1	  0.6		 -2.8		  5.1
Rabi	        -0.3	  1.6	  7.6	  7.7		 -3.9		  1.3
Oilseeds 	 0.0	  8.1	  7.0	 -0.9		  5.2		  7.6
Sugarcane	 5.4	-10.2	  0.7	 19.9		  2.7		 -3.3
Cotton@	        -1.0	 17.5	 -6.1	 11.2		 10.1		  9.2
Jute & mesta$	12.0	-16.5	 -2.3	  8.3		 -2.2		  3.4
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@ Million Bales of 170 kg each        $ Million Bales of 180 kg each.
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