Uttar Pradesh's rank in production of Different Crops

By Abhishek Jain |Updated : June 28th, 2022

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.

UP's rank in the Production of Different Crops

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


Top producing districts


Lucknow, Saharanpur, and Bulandshahr


Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, Sultanpur and Jaunpur


Badaun, Pratapgarh, Allahabad and Kaushambi.


Barabanki (while Gazipur has the only opium factory in the state)


Saharanpur and Meerut






Meerut, Aligarh, Agra, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Bulandshahar, Kanpur, and Mathura.


Bijnaur, Kushinagar, Pilibheet, Chandauli, Bagpat, Ambedkar, Varanashi.

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