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Importance of Agriculture in Jharkhand State Economy

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1. The state has a cultivated area of about 1.8 m ha comprising 22% of the geographical area.

2. The net irrigated area is 0.16 m ha. Coverage under irrigation in rice is 5.6%. Rice, maize, wheat and chickpea are the main food crops.

3. The cropping intensity is about 126%. Being largely rainfed, rice is under cultivation in about 1.4 m ha under upland and shallow lands.

4. Rice is cultivated in 1.628 m ha of which 1.078 m ha is covered with high yielding varieties in 2006-07 which is 66.4%.

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Rice Almanac
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