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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rice, jute, tea, potatoes, oilseeds, betel,vine, tobacco, wheat, barley & maize.
Hectares
  • Geographical area of 8.88 million hectares

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