International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Economics | India | Volume 13 Issue 7, July 2024 | Rating: 4.7 / 10

A Study of Trends in Rice Production in India: Post Millennium

Dr. Priyanshi Gupta [3]

Abstract: Food Grain refers to the sum total of all the major crops that are used as staple food items worldwide. These include grains like rice, wheat, maize (corn), barley, sorghum, millet, and various types of pulses or legumes such as lentils, beans, and peas. Rice holds immense significance as a staple food crop, sustaining over 60% of India's population. The cultivated area dedicated to rice has witnessed substantial growth, expanding from 30.81 million hectares in 1950-51 to 43.86 million hectares in 2014-15, marking a noteworthy increase of nearly 142%. Correspondingly, rice production has experienced a remarkable surge, escalating from 20.58 million tonnes in 1950-51 to 104.86 million tonnes in 2014-15, representing a nearly fivefold increase in output. This surge in productivity is further underscored by the rise in yield, which has climbed from 668 kg/ha to 2390 kg/ha during the same period. It's noteworthy that a significant proportion of rice production is concentrated during the Kharif season. This study is primarily dedicated to investigating the production of rice and the collective food grain yield in India. By scrutinizing this pivotal crop, we aim to gain insights into agricultural productivity dynamics, market trends, and their ramifications for both food security and economic development. Through a comprehensive examination of rice coupled with an evaluation of the overall food grain production, area and yield, this study endeavours to elucidate the agricultural output in terms of rice and foodgrains in total along with suggestions to broaden the food supply chain.

Keywords: Rice, Foodgrains, Area, Yield, Production, Food Security

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 7, July 2024,

Pages: 349 - 353

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