AGRICULTURE

Agriculture is the main source of living for the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Majority of people in the state are dependent on agriculture and Jhum cultivation is the main occupation of the farmers. Rice is the chief food crop in Arunachal Pradesh. Some other major crops cultivated in the state are wheat, pulses, potatoes, sugarcane, oilseeds, and maize. The agriculture in Arunachal Pradesh also comprise of production of few endemic vegetables and fruits.

Production of Food Crops, 2014-15

Food Crops

Production (kg/hectare)

Rice

2241

Maize

1563

Tur

1091

Wheat

1974

Pulses

1263

Production of Commercial Crops, 2014-15

Commercial Crops

Production

Oilseeds

971kg/hectare

Potato

29838kg/hectare

Ginger

33326kg/hectare

Turmeric

1150kg/hectare

Chillies

2646kg/hectare

Sugarcane

30.2kg/hectare

Mandarin orange 3699 tonnes
Kiwi 8 tonnes