Assam: Ranked 1st in rice production
The Union Agriculture Ministry ranked Assam 1st in position in rice production in 2010-11 by. The State scored 93/100 to get the first rank. It produced around 51 lakh Metric ton rice in 2010-11 which is 15.4% higher than the year-ago period. The productivity of rice has also risen to 1969 Kg per hectare in this period as compared to previous record of 1765 kg per hectare.
The progress in the production of rice by Assam was because of appropriate execution of various schemes like Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana, National Food Security Mission along with appropriate irrigation and mechanization programme and boost of fertilizer consumption.