India Rice Production

Rice contributes more than 40 per cent of the country’s total food grain production. According to the data released by the government of India, the total rice production in India stands at 104.41 million for the year 2015-2016. The major producing states were:


STATEQTY-M MTS
West Bengal15.75
Punjab11.82
Andhra Pradesh7.49
Chhatisgarh6.09
Assam5.14
UP12.5
Tamil Nadu7.98
Bihar6.5
Odisha5.87
Haryana4.14

In India while major production is of Non Basmati rice varieties, India is also bestowed with nature’s gift – Basmati rice is grown only in a designated geographical area encompassing pre-partition Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Western Uttar Pradesh Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and three districts of Jammu Division of J&K State.