10 Largest Agricultural Producing States of India

India is the world’s second largest producer of the agricultural products such as wheat, rice, sugarcane, several dry fruits and largest producer of many fresh fruits like papaya, banana, mango, guava and vegetables (Eggplant, Potato, Pumpkin, squash and gourd).

Rice – West Bengal

West Bengal is the largest producer of rice in India, followed by Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.

Wheat – Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is the largest Wheat producing state of India, followed by Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.

Cotton – Gujarat

Gujarat state of India is the largest producer of Cotton, followed by Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka, The state is also is the largest producer of groundnut in India.

Sugarcane – Uttar Pradesh

Sugarcane is a Kharif crops or monsoon crops harvested in India during the rainy season. Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of Sugarcane in India, followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamilnadu.

Vegetables – West Bengal

West Bengal is the largest producer of fresh Vegetables in India, followed by Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.
India is among the largest producer and exported of ginger, okra and second of potatoes, onions, cauliflowers, brinjal and Cabbages.

Jute – West Bengal

West Bengal is the largest producer of Jute in India, followed by Bihar, Assam and Andhra Pradesh.

Jute is second most important natural fibers after cotton and also the most affordable natural fibers in the world.

Tea – Assam

Assam is the largest producer of Tea in India, followed by West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and other states of North India.

Most popular tea types in India are Assam tea, Nilgiri tea, Darjeeling tea and Kangra tea.

Coffee – Karnataka

Karnataka is the largest producer of Coffee in India, followed by Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Karnataka is also produce Maize, tea and sunflower in large quantities.

Pulses – Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is India’s largest pulse producing state, followed by Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

The state of Madhya Pradesh is also the largest producing state of Soyabean and garlic.

Rubber – Kerala

Kerala is the largest producer of Rubber in India, followed by Tamil Nadu, North East state of Tripura and Karnataka. The state of Kerala is also largest producer of black pepper, small cardamom and good amount of cloves and other Indian spices as well as exotic fruits.

Agricultural Facts –

  • India is the largest producer of Millet in the world and second largest producer of Wheat and Rice/Paddy.
  • India is the largest producer of Chickpea and Pulses in the world.
  • India is the largest producer of Ginger and Okra in the world and second for Dry Bean, Onion, Cabbage and other brassicas.
  • India is third largest producer of Cauliflowers and Broccoli and  Lettuce and chicory.
  • India is the largest producer of Wood fuel and forest products.
  • India is the largest producer of Buffalo Milk and Cow Milk in the world.
  • Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of Tobacco in India, followed by Assam, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.
  • Maharashtra is the largest producer of Sugar in India as well as Cashew Nuts, grapes and onion.
  • Tamil Nadu is the largest producer of cassava in India as well as largest producer of bananas, followed by Gujarat and Maharashtra.

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