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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
09-July-2014 12:38 IST
Agriculture Sector: Highlights

·         Record food grains production of 264.4 mt in the year 2013-14

·         Record production of oilseeds of 32.4 mt in the year 2013-14

·         Record production of pulses of 19.6 mt in the year 2013-14

·         Groundnut shows the largest increase in productivity i.e., 73.17% in the year 2013-14.

·         India ranks first in the world in productivity of grapes, banana, cassava, peas, and papaya.

·         Agriculture sector growth rate 4.7% in the year 2013-14

·         Area under foodgrains increased by 4.47% to 126.2 million ha in the year 2013-14

·         Area under oilseeds increased by 6.42% to 28.2 million ha in the year 2013-14.

·         Stocks of foodgrains in the Central Pool stood  at 69.84 million tonnes as on June 1, 2014

·         Net availability of foodgrains increased by 15% to 229.1 million tonnes in 2013

·         Per capita net availability of foodgrains increased to 186.4 kg per year in 2013

·         Agriculture exports grow by 5.1% in the year 2013-14

·         Exports of marine products show a growth rate of 45% in the year 2013-14

·         Milk production touches a record high of 132.43 mt in the year 2012-13

·         Contribution of livestock sector to total GDP was 4.1% in the year 2012-13

·         Year-on-year growth rate of milk production in India is 4.04% vis-a-vis world average of 2.2%

·         Credit to agriculture sector exceeds target of Rs. 7,00,000 crore in the year 2013-14

·         Share of agriculture and allied sectors in GDP declines to 13.9% in 2013-14

·         Number of cultivators decline from 127.3 million in 2001 to 118.7 million in 2011

 

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