What is the Rank of India in Wheat Production?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 5th, 2022

India stands at the second rank in wheat production, being the second-largest wheat producer in the world. The states where the most wheat is grown are Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Gujarat. Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of wheat among all these states.

Wheat is the primary cereal crop in India and holds an important place in the Indian agricultural system, and is part of Indian households in a significant way. The Northern part of India contributes majorly to wheat production.

Wheat Production in India

Cereals play a vital role in fulfilling or satisfying the food demands in a significant part of the world, especially in India. Wheat is an integral part of all Indian kitchens; we can not do without it. Immediately after Independence, India was not in a position to produce its wheat and had to import wheat for domestic consumption. It was only after the 'Green Revolution' that India started producing wheat on a large scale fulfilling all the demands. Currently, India is capable of producing superior varieties of Durum Wheat.

Wheat also plays a significant role in the management of India's food economy. The main varieties of wheat grown in India are:

VL-832,VL-804, HS-365, HS-240 , HD2687,WH-147, WH-542, PBW-343, WH-896(d), PDW-233(d), UP-2338, PBW-502, Shresth (HD 2687), Aditya (HD 2781), HW-2044, HW-1085, NP-200(di), HW-741.

According to the recent 2021-22, India exports wheat varieties to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, United Arab EMTs, Yemen, Philippines, and Indonesia.

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