What is the Rank of India in the Production of Rice?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

In terms of rice production, India ranks second in the world. China is the world’s largest rice producer. It is a staple food in India’s eastern and southern regions, requiring temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius and more than 100 cm of precipitation. Rice production expanded from 53.6 million tons in 1980 to 120 million tons in 2020-21.

Rank of India in the Production of Rice

There are a few states in India where production rates are higher due to adequate water and soil availability. West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu are the top five rice-producing states in India.

India is the leading exporter of Basmati rice to the global market. Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, and Western Uttar Pradesh are the states that grow the most Basmati rice.

Production of Rice in India

Look at the rice production percentage by state (Million Tons) in the table below and learn about the rice production numbers of India. The table illustrates the statistics from the years 2014-15.

Indian states Rice production (Total Percentage)
West Bengal 13.9%
Uttar Pradesh 11.5%
Punjab 10.5%
Odisha 7.9%
Andhra Pradesh 6.9%
Bihar 6.0%
Chhattisgarh 6.0%
Tamil Nadu 5.4%
Assam 4.9%
Telangana 4.2%

Rice is among the chief grains of India. It is an essential food crop that blossoms in a hot and humid climate. What’s more, 95 percent of rice crop in the world is consumed by humans only. Rice is grown in regions getting heavy annual rainfall and is called a Kharif crop in India.

Related Questions:

Our Apps Playstore
SSC and Bank
Other Exams
GradeStack Learning Pvt. Ltd.Windsor IT Park, Tower - A, 2nd Floor, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303
Home Practice Test Series Premium