ELURU: The anticipated drop in the paddy yield in khariff on account of adverse seasonal conditions is likely to result in shortage of food grains production in the State, according to Minister for Agriculture N. Raghuveera Reddy.

He said here on Wednesday that the yield was expected to fall by 35 per cent. The yield was estimated to be around 65 lakh tonnes as against the targeted 1.05 crore tonnes, the Minister said.