West Bengal State Marketing Board

Production of principal crops in the district of Howrah

(Thousand tonnes)

Crops
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Foodgrains : 
Rice
332.5
305.4
286.0
243.6
259.2
Aus
11.2
8.2
3.6
1.3
1.3
Aman
169.4
165.1
148.8
131.6
91.8
Boro
151.9
132.1
133.6
110.7
166.1
Wheat
0.9
1.1
0.3
0.7
1.1
Barley
-
-
-
-
-
Maize
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
Other Cereals
-
-
-
-
-
Total Cereals
333.5
306.6
286.4
244.4
260.4
Gram
#
#
#
#
-
Tur
-
-
-
-
-
Other Pulses
0.2
0.1
0.3
0.6
0.4
Total Pulses
0.2
0.1
0.3
0.6
0.4
Total Foodgrains
333.7
306.7
286.7
245.0
260.8
Oil Seeds :
Rapeseed & Mustard
0.7
0.4
0.5
0.7
0.4
Linseed
-
-
-
-
-
Other Oil seeds
5.3
4.0
6.7
8.6
9.8
Total Oil seeds
6.0
4.4
7.2
9.3
10.2
Fibres : *
Jute
131.2
108.1
61.4
70.2
63.3
Mesta
-
-
-
0.8
-
Other Fibres
-
-
-
-
0.1
Total Fibres
131.2
108.1
61.4
71.0
63.4
Miscellaneous crops :
Sugarcane(+)
0.1
7.9
3.5
3.9
4.4
Potato
177.3
150.0
214.0
74.8
231.3
Tobacco
-
-
-
-
-
Tea
-
-
-
-
-
Chillies (dry)
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.5
0.5
Ginger
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
#
Total Miscellaneous crops
177.9
158.3
217.9
79.3
236.2

 

* 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.