Top 10 Groundnut Producing States in India
India is second largest producer of Groundnuts and its oil after China. Groundnut is the major oil-seed of India. It accounts for around 25% of the total oilseed production of the country. Annual production of groundnuts in India is around 9,690 thousand tonnes. As it is grown in rain-fed regions of the country so its Production is highly vulnerable to rainfall deviations and display huge fluctuation between years.
In India, Groundnuts are produced in both Rabi (25%) and Kharif (75%) seasons.
Due to the climate change and change in the rainfall pattern, the production pattern is also changing. Gujarat is the largest producer of Groundnut in India with a share more than 50%. In Gujarat, the districts falling in the Kathiawar Peninsula such as Jamnagar, Gir, Amreli, Bharuch, Porbandar and Bhavnagar are the major producers of groundnuts.
Andhra Pradesh holds second place with a share of 12.69%. It is grown extensively in Krishna-Godavari Delta region. Anantapur, Kurnool, Chittoor, Cuddapah, Warangal, Nalgonda, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Mahaboobnagar are the other producing districts.
Groundnut is the major crop under oilseeds in Tamilnadu. It is raised as both rainfed as well as irrigated crop. Thiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Namakkal, Erode and Salem districts are the major producers.
Rajasthan holds the fourth position in the country with a share of 9.39%. In this stage the production is highly dependent on the monsoon rainfall. The major producing districts are Dungarpur, Banswara, Kota, Jhalawar, Karauli, Sawaimadhopur, Dausa and Jaipur.
The country has exported groundnuts for the worth of Rs. 3,187.69 crores during the year 2013-14. The major importing countries from India are Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.
Given below is the list of Top 10 Groundnut Producing States in India.
Top 10 Groundnut Producing States in India: 2013-14
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