India is always known as the richest agricultural country throughout the world. The positive climatic conditions plus the fertility of the soil, both are extremely conducive to the growth of vegetables and other agricultural products. It ranks number 2 in the world for producing fresh vegetables.
India is one of the largest producers and exporters of Okra, Ginger, Onions, Cabbages, Cauliflowers, Potatoes and Brinjal. The export rate of India for vegetables is quite high as compared to the other agricultural countries in the world.
Top 10 Vegetable Producing States in India [States with Highest Vegetable Production]
1. West Bengal
West Bengal stands at number one in the list of the top states in India based on vegetable production. It is the largest manufacturer of fresh vegetables in India. The vegetables grown in larger quantities here are Cabbage, Cucurbits, Brinjal, Tomato and Cauliflower. Its production of vegetables is estimated at 26354.61 (in ‘000 Metric Tons (MT)).
2. Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh produces overall 23575.61 (in ‘000 MT)quantity of vegetables. Some of the vegetables it produces are Okra, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Potatoes and Green Peas. It ranks number 2 among the top 10 Largest vegetable producing States of India.
Bihar is estimated at 14467.15 (in ‘000 MT)in terms of production of vegetables. Some of the vegetables produced by Bihar alone are Onion, Brinjal, Cauliflower and Potato. It ranks third in the top states in India based on vegetable production.
4. Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh contributes 3.20% to the total agricultural produce of the country. Its vegetable production is estimated at 14315.41 (in ‘000 MT), according to the agricultural census bureau of India. The export of vegetables includes Green Peas, Okra, Cauliflower, Brinjal, Onion, Potato and Tomato.
Gujarat stands fifth in the list of the 10 Largest vegetable producing States of India. The vegetable production is recorded at approximately 11543.29 (in ‘000 MT). Gujarat not only produces Onions, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Okra and Brinjals, but also produces Garlic and Cucurbits in abundance.
Odisha produces Coriander Leaves, Green Chillies, Ivy Gourds, Pointed Gourds along with Tomatoes and Potatoes, in general. The estimated total vegetable production of Odisha is 9425.13 (in ‘000 MT).
Karnataka is very famous for Green Beans, Ridge Gourd, Snake Gourd, Beetroot, Mint Leaves, Elephant Yam, Sweet Potato, Raw Plantain, Potato, Pumpkin, Fenugreek Leaves and Radish. The total estimated production stands at 8564.77 (in ‘000 MT).
One of the top 10 vegetable producing states in Indiais Maharashtra. It contributes near about 5% to the total production of Brinjal in the country. The total estimated production of vegetables in Maharashtra is 8136.26 (in ‘000 MT). It is well-known for the production of Onion, Brinjal and Okra.
9. Andhra Pradesh
With the total estimated vegetable production at 6445.60 (in ‘000 MT), Andhra Pradesh contributes overall 5% to the total agricultural produce of India. Some of the vegetables grown in abundance here are Onion, Tomato and Okra.
Chattisgarh is very famous for its Potatoes. The total estimated vegetable production is at 5739.51 (in ‘000 MT). Okra, Tomato, Cauliflower, Cabbage and Brinjal are top in its vegetable production list.
India is also prominent for producing many delicious fruits and dried fruits too. You may take a look at the top 10 states in fruit production and dried fruit production in India on our blog.
Article last re-published on December 7, 2020.