Which of the following is the largest pulse producer state of India?
Madhya Pradesh is India’s largest pulse producing state, which accounts for 23% of total pulse production in the country. Madhya Pradesh is followed by Uttar Pradesh (18%), Maharashtra (14%), Rajasthan (11%) and Andhra Pradesh (9%). In 2013-14, Madhya Pradesh produced 4.3 million tones of pulses, which is expected to be 3.3 million tones in 2014- 15. We note here that India is largest producer of pulses in the world, yet, we have to import 3-4 million tones of pulses every year to meet the demand of 19 million tones. Click here updates.