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Rice in Maharashtra

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1. Rice occupies second place in the production next to sorghum crop in Maharashtra. 

 

 
2. The total area under rice in the state is 1.49 million ha with annual production of 2.4 million tons. 
 
 3. Productivity has remained stable around 1.6 t/ha during the last ten years. 
 
4. The contribution of Maharashtra State to the national rice production is 3.42% in terms of area and 3.28% in terms of yield. 
 
5. The productivity per hectare of the state is low as compared to other rice growing states.
 
 
 
File Courtesy: 
Rice almanac
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Rice almanac
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