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Largest agricultural area under irrigation in India.

PUNJAB

The “granary of India”, Punjab, has the largest agricultural area under irrigation in India. The states highly fertile grounds result in the production of rice, cotton, sugarcane, pearl millet, maize, barley and fruit. The largest cultivated crop here is wheat.

Foreign Direct Investment will facilitate research and promote new technology. This can efficiently resolve the stress points plaguing Punjab’s agriculture sector.

Key upcoming projects

- Ludhiana Mega Food Park, Mohali Knowledge City, Greenfield Light Engineering Park along Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor and Chandigarh Medicity

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar are the cities identified in Punjab

Highlights

  • 1
    Top contributing state for wheat (41%) and rice (26%) in India
  • 2
    Highest yield of rice and wheat in India
  • 3
    Largest producer of machine and hand tools and bicycle components in India

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Food processing

Food processing

 The state’s 98% of the cultivated land is under irrigation. It is the leading contributor of wheat and rice to the national pool.

Textile and Garments

Textile and Garments

 

It is one of the leading exporters of yarn, hosiery and readymade garments and accounts for 14% of the total cotton yarn production in India.

 

Light Engineering

Light Engineering

 

Punjab is a leading manufacturer of machine tools, hand tools, bicycle and bicycle components in India.

 

Renewable and non-renewable power

Renewable and non-renewable power

The state has an estimated potential of generating 2400 MW of renewable energy by 2022.