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]