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Kazakhstan harvests 3.3 mln T of grains as yield jumps

NUR-SULTAN, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Kazakh farmers have harvested 3.3 million tonnes of grains from 13.9% of the sown area so far during their harvest, the grain-exporting Central Asian nation's agriculture minister, Yerbol Karashukeyev, said on Tuesday.

Grain yield has grown to 1.46 tonnes per hectare this year from 0.91 tonnes last year, he told a government meeting. (Reporting by Tamara Vaal; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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