Top 10 Largest Rice Producing States in India 2024 [Map]

This article covers the following three important sub-sections:

  1. List of Top 10 Rice Producing States in India (includes a map)
  2. State-wise rice production in India, including area under cultivation and Yield
  3. Important facts about rice production in India

Uttar Pradesh, with a total rice production of 16.14 million tonnes in the crop year 2022-23, is the largest rice-producing state in India.

It is important to note that several online sources mention West Bengal as the largest rice-producing state in India in 2024, which is not true. As per the latest government data, in the crop year (July to June) 2022-23, Uttar Pradesh overtook West Bengal as the leading producer of rice in India.

Top 10 Rice Producing States in India Map

According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, the top 10 largest rice-producing states in India in 2024 are:

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Telangana
  3. West Bengal
  4. Punjab
  5. Chhattisgarh
  6. Odisha
  7. Andhra Pradesh
  8. Tamil Nadu
  9. Bihar
  10. Madhya Pradesh

Important Points to Note:

  • The above list is based on Final Estimates data for the crop year 2022-23. The crop year in India starts in July and ends in June of next year.
  • If you visit the above ‘latest data’ link, you will find the data for the crop year 2023-24 as well, but this is based on Advanced Estimates and is not the final data.
  • UPSC aspirants are encouraged to always verify the latest data from genuine official sources. This article is updated from time to time according to the current data. Besides, I have provided the link to the official sources wherever necessary so that you can verify it yourself.

State-wise Rice Production in India

The table given below provides the state-wise rice production in India along with the Area Under Cultivation and Yield. The table is based on the latest Final Estimates data, which currently is available for the crop year 2022-23.

Units of measurement used:

  • Rice Production – Million Tonnes (Mt)
  • Area Under Cultivation – Million Hectares (Mha)
  • Yield – Kilograms per Hectare (Kg/Ha)

RankStates/UTsRice Production
1.Uttar Pradesh16.145.902737
3.West Bengal15.485.073057
7.Andhra Pradesh7.942.133730
8.Tamil Nadu7.562.163500
10.Madhya Pradesh7.023.412057
19.Jammu and Kashmir0.600.272202
25.Arunachal Pradesh0.250.141854
26.Himachal Pradesh0.130.071942
29.Dadra and Nagar Haveli0.040.022073
32.Andaman and Nicobar Islands0.01<0.012107

**Please note that the above list includes only those states/UTs where the rice production for the year 2022-23 was at least 0.01 million tonnes.

Important Facts About Rice Production in India

As per the Final Estimates data released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for the crop year 2022-23:

  • The total production of rice in India is estimated at 135.76 million tonnes, which is 6.29 million tonnes higher than the previous year’s production of 129.47 million tonnes.
  • The total Area Under Rice Cultivation in India was 47.83 million hectares, with an average Yield of 2,838 kilograms per hectare.
  • Top 3 Rice Producing States in India:
    1. Uttar Pradesh
    2. Telangana
    3. West Bengal
  • Top 3 states in India with the largest area under rice cultivation:
    1. Uttar Pradesh
    2. West Bengal
    3. Telangana
  • Top 3 states in India with the best Yield of rice per hectare:
    1. Punjab
    2. Andhra Pradesh
    3. Tamil Nadu

  • Although rice is primarily a kharif crop in India, certain varieties are also grown as rabi as well as zaid (summer) crops in various regions of the country.
  • India is the world’s second-largest producer of rice after China and the largest exporter of rice globally.
  • India has the largest area of land under rice cultivation in the world.

I hope this article about the largest rice-producing states in India was helpful to you. If you have any queries on this topic, please feel free to ask in the comment section below. I would be glad to clarify any doubts or provide further information. Your feedback is also valuable to me, so don’t hesitate to share your thoughts or suggestions.

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