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

Uttar Pradesh, with a total wheat production of 33.61 million tonnes in the crop year 2022-23, is the largest wheat-producing state in India.

UP is followed by Madhya Pradesh and Punjab as the second and third largest wheat-producing states in India, respectively.

Uttar Pradesh also had the largest area under wheat cultivation, at 9.52 million hectares (refer to the table given later in this article for data on other states).

This article is based on the latest Final Estimates data released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Currently, Final Estimates data is available for the crop year 2022-23 (July-June). In India, the crop year starts in July and ends in June of next year.

Top 10 Wheat Producing States in India Map

According to the latest government data, the top 10 largest wheat-producing states in India in 2024 are:

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Punjab
  4. Haryana
  5. Rajasthan
  6. Bihar
  7. Gujarat
  8. Maharashtra
  9. Uttarakhand
  10. Himachal Pradesh

Did You Know?

Uttar Pradesh is also the largest rice producing state in India?

State-wise Wheat Production in India

The table given below provides the state-wise wheat production in India along with the Area Under Wheat 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:

  • Wheat Production – Million Tonnes (Mt)
  • Area Under Cultivation – Million Hectares (Mha)
  • Yield – Kilograms per Hectare (Kg/Ha)
RankStates/UTsWheat Production
1.Uttar Pradesh33.619.523531
2.Madhya Pradesh22.737.153179
10.Himachal Pradesh0.590.321853
11.Jammu and Kashmir0.590.282062
12.West Bengal0.560.183088
17.Arunachal Pradesh0.01<0.011977

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

Key Facts About Wheat 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 wheat in India is estimated at 110.55 million tonnes, which is 2.81 million tonnes higher than the previous year’s production of 107.74 million tonnes.
  • The total Area Under Wheat Cultivation in India was 31.40 million hectares, with an average Yield of 3,521 kilograms per hectare.
  • Top 3 Wheat Producing States in India:
    1. Uttar Pradesh
    2. Madhya Pradesh
    3. Punjab
  • The above three states are also the top 3 in the largest area under wheat cultivation.
  • Among Indian States, Punjab had the best yield in wheat production followed by Haryana.
  • India is the world’s second-largest producer of wheat after China.
  • India is also the world’s second-largest consumer of wheat after China.

I hope this article about the largest wheat-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.

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