Other Cereals

Coarse cereals are a broad sub-group of several short duration warm weather (Kharif) crops such as Jowar (Sorghum), Bajra (Pearl Millet), Maize, Ragi (Finger Millet) etc. They are used in food, fodder, fuel; value added products and also fast food products.

In our country, the coarse cereals are mainly grown in poor agroclimatic regions, particularly rainfed areas of the country. These crops are grown in areas with high temperature and are called dryland crops because can be grown in areas with 50-100 cm rainfall. These crops are less sensitive to soil deficiencies and can be grown in inferior alluvial or loamy soil.

The individual products under this sub-head are as below:

Rye - Seeds
Barley - Seeds
Oats - Seeds
Grain Sorghum
Buck Wheat
Canary seed

India Facts and Figures: India has increased its share of cereal products in the international market. The country has exported 3,801.18 MT of Other Cereals (Excluding Rice, Wheat Maize and Millet) to the world for the worth of Rs. 27.40 crores / 3.39 USD Millions during the year 2022-23.
Major Export Destinations (2022-23): Vietnam, U Arab Emts, Russia, Malaysia and Qatar.