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High-yielding crop varieties, favourable weather expected to add wheat output by 5 million tonnes this year: IIWBR

Chandigarh,  The country’s wheat output is expected to be 112 million tonnes in the 2022-23 crop year, almost five million tonnes more than last year’s rabi harvesting season, with rise in area under high-yielding varieties contributing to this, said Gyanendra Singh, Director of Karnal-based ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR).

Singh ascribed expected increase in wheat production to favourable weather conditions, increase in acreage and rise in area under high-yielding crop varieties.

“We are having a good winter. Planting has been done timely. Everything as of now is very good,” said Singh when asked about wheat crop sown.PTI