Agriculture is key to the socio-economic development of Rajasthan. Rajasthani farmers face harsh agroclimatic conditions and often poor market linkages. Agricultural research has to deliver farmer-friendly innovations like climate resilient seeds and methods for better resource management.


3 out 4 - People live in rural areas in Rajasthan

52.66% - Literacy rate of women  in Rajasthan (2011 census), the lowest in India

>60% - Share of population depending on agriculture in Rajasthan

649 kg/ha - Average pigeonpea yield in Rajasthan (2013-14 estimates)

28% - Return on research investment for pearl millet breeding  in Rajasthan [Hope study]

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