Coconuts are grown on a larger scale in Maharashtra as the soil and climate is suitable for the growth and production. On an average, to share with you about 54 million coconuts are produced ever year across the globe. In this calculation, India grabs the 3rd position in its contribution.
We have a list of top 10 coconut producing states in India that will have been leading since quite a while now. These states have been in demand for coconut production, cultivation, and exportation.
Top 10 Coconut Producing States in India:
Assam enjoys an amazing demand of coconut production. On an average, about 20,000 hectares of land is dedicated for coconut production in Assam. This means the total average of coconut production counts to about 12,900 coconuts.
On an average, Bihar produces about 141.42 million coconuts every year. That’s quite an achievement for the state as the soil is suitable for major number of produce. The state has gradually grown in its demand for coconut production.
Maharashtra has also paid prime focus in coconut production in India. Overall, the state enjoys an yearly produce of 187.47 million coconuts. Ratnagiri, Raigad, and Sindhudurg are some popular regions for the coconut production in Maharashtra. Let’s take a look at the other 7 top states in India based on coconut production.
Bhavnagar, Kutch, Junagadh, and Valsad are the prime areas for coconut production in Gujarat. The state enjoys a total production of 295.03 million coconuts on an average every year. 31,000 hectare of land is dedicated for coconut production in Gujarat.
Odisha is a major state for coconut production. Every year, about 324.93 million coconuts are produced annually. Total 50,000 hectares of land is dedicated for coconut plantation in the regions of Khurda, Cuttack, Jaipur, Ganjam, and Puri.
6. West Bengal:
West Bengal is a blessing for coconut plantation. The state is rapidly growing for its produce in this fruit. Overall, 371 million coconuts are produced every year in WB. We have some more prominent names in the list of top states in India based on coconut production.
7. Andhra Pradesh:
Coconut has become a staple fruit for many people in the regions of Andhra Pradesh since quite some time. It is used in making veggies, desserts, and many drink coconut water for various health benefits too. Large portion of land produces Coconut in Andhra Pradesh.
Karnataka enjoys 23% of coconut production in India. 5 lakh hectares of land is dedicated for coconut production in India. The region distributes coconuts to various other regions in India too. Keep reading further for two more names in the 10 Largest coconut producing States of India.
How can we skip the state of Kerala in coconut production? Kerala is the only state that is majorly surrounded by coconut trees and coconut being the staple food for local residents, the place largely depends on its production.
10. Tamil Nadu:
Tamil Nadu enjoys a share of 31% of total coconut production in India. Over 4.65 hectares of land is dedicated for its production in the state. This accounts for a produce of total 7 billion coconuts.
Here, we end the list of 10 Largest coconut producing States of India. Do share your comments with us.
Article last re-published on October 14, 2020.