Jharkhand

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Jharkhand agriculture performs far below the Indian average. ICRISAT works with Jharkhand research and development organisations to improve farm yields, resilience and incomes in a holistic way. Development strategies include promotion of improved crop varieties, more productive and sustainable farming systems and community watershed management.

40% - Jharkhand's share of Indian mineral resources

35% - Foodgrain productivity gap in Jharkhand compared to the Indian average

+66% - Increase in oilseeds yields in Jharkhand  from 2009-10 to 2012-13

5% - Share of cultivated land used for cash crops in Jharkhand

3,165,000 ha ­- Total area of Jharkhand’s farms (2011 census)

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