Current Groundnut Production Figures in India
Groundnut is most important oil seeds of India accounting for half of the major oilseeds produced in the country. Groundnut is predominantly a Kharif crop but is also sown as a Rabi crop. 90-95% of the total area is devoted to kharif crop. It is a legume which thrives best in tropical climate and requires 20°C to 30°C temperature; 50-75 cm rainfall. The crop is highly susceptible to frost, drought, continuous rain and stagnant water. It needs dry winder at the time of ripening. Well drained light sandy loams, red, yellow and black soils are well suited for its cultivation.
In 2013-14, India produced 9.67 million tonnes of groundnut which makes India second largest producer after China. Top three states producing ground nut are Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.