Millet (also known as Bajra) is one of the most essential crops in India’s agricultural production. The grain’s main origin hails from India and Africa. It is majorly produced in states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana, UP, and Gujarat followed by a couple of more states based on their rankings.
In this article, we will take you through the top 10 millet producing states in India based on their production and share to the country overall. If you found this article interesting, do leave your comments and let us know your thoughts about the same.
Top 10 Millet Producing States in India [States with Highest Millet Production]
Agriculture sector has played a major role in encouraging farmers on millet production. Thus, Rajasthan is on the top in the list with total produce of 3750.00 tonnes and a share of 41.03%.
2. Uttar Pradesh:
UP grabbed the the second position in bajra (millet) production. As per the records of 2018, the total produce was recorded to be 1800.00 tonnes and a share of 19.69%. The state has a major share in the total millet production of India
Gujarat’s total millet production counts to 920.00 tonnes. To be precise, it means the share is 10.07% to India. We just began to share about the top states in India based on millet production.
4. Madhya Pradesh:
The total collection of millets by MP as of 2018 records was 760.00 tonnesand thus, the state’s share to India is 8.32%. Continue to read as there is a lot to share about the other states in relation to millets.
Haryana enjoys being on the fifth position in millet cultivation and the state is trying hard to go up the level in its total millets produce in coming years. As of 2018, the production went up to 750.00 tonnes and the share has been 7.88%.
The state enjoys sixth position amongst the top states in India based on millet production. The share has been 610.00 tonnes with a share of 6.67%.
Karnataka’s total millet production has been 290.00 tonnes with a share of 3.17 to the country. The state plays a major role in the other crops’ production too.
8. Tamil Nadu:
The Government of Tamil Nadu has also taken all the necessary steps to promote millets production in its state. Together, Karnataka, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu have announced a INR 100 crore mission on millets production. Read more to know more about the remaining states amongts 10 largest millet producing states of India.
Tribal people of Odisha are majorly involved in the production of millets. As per the record of 2018, about 24,499 farmers have registered for the production of millets and ragi.
Kerala also knows the importance of millet production in India. Pearl millets also known as Bajra are highly rich source of energy, promotes good health, and prevents weight gain.
There are several other states that are known for paying attention in millet production. If there are any queries or comments you would like to share related to the article, kindly drop your comments. Also, let us know how you found the article on 10 Largest millet producing states of India.
Article last re-published on January 3, 2021.