MP registers record agri growth at 24.99% in 2013-14

Madhya Pradesh registered a record growth at 24.99% in FY 2013-14 in the agriculture sector, including animal husbandry.

The agriculture growth rate was 20.16% in 2012-13 and 19.85% in 2011-12 in the state, according to an official release issued today.

"Madhya Pradesh has created history by posting the highest ever agricultural growth rate. As per the advance figures for 2013-14 released by Central Statistical Organisation (CSO), the state has clocked a 24.99% agriculture growth rate including in animal husbandry sector," the release said.

Because of continuous record growth in the agriculture sector, the state has been bestowed with the prestigious "Krishi Karman Award" by the government of India for the last two years in a row, it said.

The wheat production was 73.27 lakh tonnes in 2004-05, which increased to 193 lakh tonnes in 2013-14. Similarly, soybean production has increased from 37.60 lakh tonnes to 50 lakh tonnes during the period. Rice production increased from 13.09 lakh tonnes in 2004-05 to 69.50 lakh tonnes now.

The area under these crops was 104.80 lakh hectare which has risen to 140.15 lakh tonnes now, representing a 34% increase, according to the release.

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