Claim: In the year 2017-18, foodgrain production was more than 280 million tonnes, while the average production from 2010 to 2014 was 250 million tonnes. Similarly, pulses increased 10.5% and horticulture 15% over 2016-17 figures.
Fact: Partly true. The increase in pulses production was 9% and horticulture 2%, government data show.
Explanation: The claim that production of foodgrains at 280 million tonnes and higher than the 2010-14 average is correct, based on data in the 3rd advance estimates for 2017-18 (as on June 16, 2018).
However, the increase in pulses production was 9% and horticulture 2% (2nd advance estimates on May 28, 2018), and not 10.5% and 15% as the PM claimed.