Uttar Pradesh’s rank in production of Different Crops

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 14th, 2023

In various exams like UPPSC, UPSSSC, UP Police SI and Constable, etc facts related to the highest producer of agricultural crops are frequently asked. So, here we compile the latest data of Uttar Pradesh ranking in different crop production.

Uttar Pradesh is the 2nd largest state in India The economics of Uttar Pradesh is mainly based on agriculture and about 65% of the total population is dependent on agriculture. The agricultural sector plays an important role in the economic development of the state. As per the 2014-15 survey, about 165.98 lakh hectares (68.7%) of the land is used for agriculture. According to Agriculture Survey 2011-12, there are 233.25 lakh farmers in the state. It is the result of the hard work and efforts of the farmers that the state has become self-reliant in the field of food security and is moving towards exceeding the requirement.

  • 1st Rank in Agriculture Production- Aonla, Consumption of Fertilizer, Guava, Honey, Horticulture, Mango, Mushroom, Muskmelon, Peas, Potato, Sugarcane, Watermelon, Wheat, Total Food grains.
  • 2nd Rank in Agriculture Production- Bajra, Barley, Rice, Vegetables.
  • 3rd Rank in Agriculture Production- Arhar/ Tur, Rapeseed Mustered, Tobacco, Total Fruit.

Other Facts

  • Uttar Pradesh’s top rank in yield/ productivity:  Brinjal, Cumins, Tobacco.
  • The following crops have the largest area covered in Uttar Pradesh (overall India).
    • Amla
    • Guava
    • Horticulture
    • Muskmelon
    • Peas
    • Potato
    • Rice
    • Sugarcane
    • Total foodgrains
    • Wheat

Status of Uttar Pradesh’s districts in Agricultural Production

Crops  Top producing districts
Mango Lucknow, Saharanpur, and Bulandshahr
Amla Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, Sultanpur and Jaunpur
Guava Badaun, Pratapgarh, Allahabad and Kaushambi.
Opium Barabanki (while Gazipur has the only opium factory in the state)
Litchi Saharanpur and Meerut
Orange Saharanpur
Sugarcane Shamli
Wheat Meerut, Aligarh, Agra, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Bulandshahar, Kanpur, and Mathura.
Rice Bijnaur, Kushinagar, Pilibheet, Chandauli, Bagpat, Ambedkar, Varanashi.

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