West Bengal State Marketing Board

Production of principal crops in the district of Darjeeling

(Thousand tonnes)

Crops
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Foodgrains : 
Rice
64.8
47.9
58.6
58.7
59.5
Aus
9.1
1.6
7.0
8.9
6.2
Aman
53.2
44.1
49.2
46.6
49.6
Boro
2.5
2.2
2.4
3.2
3.7
Wheat
5.0
3.7
2.9
3.2
3.8
Barley
-
#
-
-
-
Maize
28.0
42.0
29.4
30.8
38.2
Other Cereals
14.5
14.5
14.5
14.4
14.3
Total Cereals
112.3
108.1
105.4
107.1
115.8
Gram
-
-
#
-
-
Tur
#
#
#
#
#
Other Pulses
1.6
1.3
1.3
1.2
0.7
Total Pulses
1.6
1.3
1.3
1.2
0.7
Total Foodgrains
113.9
109.4
106.7
108.3
116.5
Oil Seeds :
Rapeseed & Mustard
#
#
#
0.1
0.1
Linseed
#
#
#
#
#
Other Oil seeds
0.3
0.2
0.2
8.0
0.2
Total Oil seeds
0.3
0.2
0.2
8.1
0.3
Fibres : *
Jute
29.1
27.4
31.0
31.4
28.3
Mesta
-
-
-
-
-
Other Fibres
-
-
-
-
-
Total Fibres
29.1
27.4
31.0
31.4
28.3
Miscellaneous crops :
Sugarcane(+)
-
-
-
-
2.3
Potato
102.7
98.1
108.5
110.4
109.2
Tobacco
-
-
-
-
-
Tea
64.8
60.6
69.9
88.9
75.2
Chillies (dry)
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
1.1
Ginger
6.2
6.2
0.7
6.3
6.7
Total Miscellaneous crops
174.0
165.2
179.4
205.9
194.5

 

* In 1000 bales of 180 kgs each               (+) In terms of gur           '# Less than 50 tonnes

Sources : 1) Directorate of Agriculture, Govt.of W. B.

Sources : 2) Bureau of Applied Economics & Statistics, Govt.of W. B.