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Govt projects record wheat production in 2022

Govt projects record wheat production in 2022 The government projected record wheat production in the ongoing 2022-23 crop year (July-June) as total area sown to the winter crop has increased by 3.18 per cent to 312.26 lakh hectares so far in the ongoing rabi (winter) season. Sowing of wheat, the main rabi (winter) crop, begins in October while harvesting starts in April. Mustard seed and gram are other major crops sown in the rabi season. The country's wheat production had declined to 106.84 million tonnes during 2021-22 crop year due to a heatwave in some key growing states, as against 109.59 million tonne in the previous year, as per official data. According to the ministry's latest data, wheat has been sown in 312.26 lakh hectares (ha) in the ongoing rabi season as of December 23, as against 302.61 lakh ha in the year-ago period. Higher area is reported from Rajasthan (1.99 lakh ha), followed by Gujarat (1.74 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (1.57 lakh ha), Bihar (1.51 lakh ha), Maharashtra (1.43 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (0.83 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.64 lakh ha), West Bengal (0.24 lakh ha), Jammu and Kashmir (0.23 lakh ha), Karnataka (0.15 lakh ha) and Assam (0.01 lakh ha). World's tallest Krishna statue The Gujarat government announced that the tallest statue of Lord Krishna in the world will come up in Dwarka town as part of the 'Devbhumi Dwarka Corridor' The work on the first phase of which is expected to start in September, 2023. According to mythology, Krishna lived and ruled Dwarka.  The world famous Dwarkatheesar temple is located in Dwaraka. The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Iron Man of India) 'Statue of Unity' which is the world's tallest (182 meters) has been installed in Narmada district, Gujarat.