Top 15 Largest Agricultural Products in India

India is the largest producer of fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and major spices as well as several dry fruits, Tea and Coffee, meat, spices and raw materials. Here is the list of top 15 largest agricultural products produced in India by value.

Rice

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Rice is one of the chief grains of India, The majority of all rice produced comes from India to the world. India is the second largest producer of rice in the world and states of West Bengal,Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Odisha and Assam are top 5 largest rice producing states in India.

Buffalo Milk

India is the largest producer of Buffalo Milk and one of the world’s biggest exporters of buffalo meat. Operation Flood or White Revolution transformed India to the world’s largest milk producer.

Cow Milk

India has a large agricultural sector in terms of milk, we have the largest herds of buffalo and cattle as well as largest and fastest growing poultry industries, Aquaculture and Viticulture.

Wheat

India is the second largest producer of wheat and rice, the Punjab region of India is the major contributing state along with Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

Mangoes

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Mango is the national fruit of India and there are over hundreds varieties of mangoes are known in India. Almost 50% of the world’s mangoes are cultivated in India alone, Alphonso mango is the most superior varieties produce in Maharashtra.

Guavas

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India is the largest producer of guavas in the world, where guava is called amrood, peru or pear. Allahabadi Surkha is the special category of guava cultivated across the Allahabad and get Geographical Indication tag.

Sugarcane

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India is second largest producer of sugar cane in the world, lead by Brazil. sugarcane is used to produce sugar, jaggery and alcoholic beverages in India.

Cotton

Cotton is the most widely used for cloth as a natural fiber and the plant is a shrub native to India. Top 5 cotton producing states of India are Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

Bananas

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Production of banana fruit is led by India and China, India is the world leader in this sort of production. Maharashtra, Gujarat and other South Indian state of Kerala,Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are few more largest banana producing states of India.

Potatoes

Potatoes are edible tuber and India produced 37% of the world’s potatoes. Other major producers of Potatoes are China, Russia and the United States.

Tomatoes

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India is again the second largest producers of tomatoes (18%) in the world and a raw ingredient of so many Indian dishes,chutney, sauces and salad.

Groundnuts

Peanut is a edible seed and India is second largest producer of Peanuts (6.6%) in the world, behind China. In the Indian subcontinent, peanuts are a light snack as Boiled peanuts and also used for chutney in south India.

Okra

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Okra or ladies’ finger is a edible green seed pods, most often used in India, United States and the Philippines. The plant may have entered to different countries from India.

Onions

Onion is a vegetable cultivated for food and mostly used in every Indian cuisine. World total production of dried onions (19.4%) was produced by China and India.

Chickpeas

India produced largest percentage (64%) of chickpeas in the world, different types of Chick Peas are known as Kabuli chana,Desi chickpea,Sprouted chickpea, Green chickpeas and Bengal gram, the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine made with chickpeas are Chana masala, Dal, hari matar etc.