Which state accounts for the nearly half of the India’s total litchi output?
India and China account for 91 percent of the world litchi production but it is mainly marketed locally. In India, 428,900 metric tonnes of litchi is produced annually from 56,200 hectares. Litchi being exacting in climatic and soil requirements has limited distribution. It is grown in the states of Bihar, Tripura, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. Of the total production of litchi in India, 74 percent is contributed by Bihar. The second largest litchi producing state is West Bengal followed by Tripura and Assam. Reference