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)