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.
- Uttar Pradesh’s top rank in yield/ productivity: Brinjal, Cumins, Tobacco.
- The following crops have the largest area covered in Uttar Pradesh (overall India).
- Total foodgrains
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.