PROFILE OF WEST BENGAL IN AGRICULTURE
West Bengal
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State West Bengal
Area 88,752 sq.km (India 32,87,590 sq.km )
Capital Kolkata
Population 8,01,76,197 (80 Million - Census 2001 )
Principal Languages Bengali, English
Main Agricultural and Horticulture Crops
  1. Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the State’s economy and nearly three out of every four persons are directly or indirectly involved in agriculture.
  2. Agriculture is the main source of income for the people of West Bengal. About 70% of the total population depends on farming for their livelihood. The state has 3% cultivable land which accounts for 8% of the total food grains produced in the nation.
  3. Rice, jute, tea, potatoes, oilseeds, betel,vine, tobacco, wheat, barley & maize.
Hectares
  1. Geographical area of 8.88 million hectares

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