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State with highest, lowest production oilseeds in last four years

Gujarat topped the chart for the highest production oilseeds in 2013-14 , and Madhya Pradesh in the following years.

State with highest, lowest production oilseeds in last four years

New Delhi: As per ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare's Annual Report 2017-18 India has been able to achieve a broad-based record foodgrain production in the year  2016-17.  

“As per the Fourth Advance Estimates for 2016-17, Total  oilseeds  production  in  the  country  in   2016-17   is   estimated   at   32.10   million   tonnes which is higher by 6.85 million tonnes over  the  production  achieved  during  2015-16,” an Agriculture ministry report said.

In the last four years, Gujarat topped the chart for the Highest Production Of Non Foodgrains - Oilseeds (Thousand Tonnes) in 2013-14 , Madhya Pradesh from 2014-15 to 2016-17 while for the same period Kerala stood at the bottom of the chart.

State With Highest Production Of Non Foodgrains - Oilseeds (Thousand Tonnes)

State With Lowest Production Of Non Foodgrains - Oilseeds (Thousand Tonnes)


Here's looking at State-Wise Production Of Non Foodgrains - Oilseeds from 2013-14 to 2016-17

Notes: 1. Oilseeds data comprises total for nine oilseeds out of eleven in all.

2. All India data are inclusive of Union Territories

As per ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare's Annual Report 2017-18 India's total geographical area is 328.7 million hectares. Out of this, the reported net sown area is 140.1 million hectares and the gross cropped area is 198.4 million hectares with a cropping intensity of 142 percent (figures as per the land use statistics 2014-15).

The net area sown works out to be 43 percent of the country's total geographical area while the net irrigated area is 68.4 million hectares.