ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Agriculture in Maharashtra

MAHARASHTRA achieved a remarkable growth of 5.9 per cent in pro-duction of food grains in the 70s. This was possible due to the singular progress made in the strategy of converting areas under these crops from traditional varie-ties into hybrid and high yielding varieties. Increase in production was primarily contributed by rice, kharif sorghum and wheat but the growth has slowed down in the 80s, due to exploita-tion of areas with high potential. Produc-tion of other cereals, pulses and oilseeds has been relatively stagnant

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