While India has seen impressive economic growth in recent years, the country still struggles with widespread poverty and hunger. India’s poor population amounts to more than 300 million people, with almost 30 percent of India’s rural population living in poverty. The good news is, poverty has been on the decline in recent years. According to official government of India estimates, poverty declined from 37.2% in 2004-05 to 29.8% in 2009-10.

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2013201420152016
Rice Production
FAO 2016
159,200,000 MT157,200,000 MT156,540,000 MT158,756,871 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2016
93,510,000 MT95,850,000 MT86,530,000 MT93,500,000 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2016
24,259,510 MT24,170,000 MT22,570,000 MT26,260,000 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2016
11,861,000 MT10,374,000 MT8,570,000 MT14,008,000 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2013201420152016
Rice Exports
FAO 2016
11,300,105 MT11,092,730 MT10,953,469 MT9,869,281 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2016
6,503,635 MT3,950,910 MT602,900 MT198,965 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2016
4,749,727 MT3,571,037 MT913,831 MT482,848 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2016
138,609 MT204,365 MT212,015 MT149,832 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
95.00 MT1,093 MT539.00 MT1,323 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
185,255 MT25.00 MT1,569 MT11,644 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2016
7,050 MT12,261 MT2,426 MT11,628 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2016
5.00 MT121.00 MT837.00 MT750.00 MT