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 Production2007200820092010
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
75,806,700 MT78,570,200 MT80,680,000 MT80,710,000 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
18,955,400 MT19,731,400 MT16,719,500 MT21,725,800 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
10,968,000 MT9,905,000 MT10,217,000 MT12,736,000 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2006200720082009
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
4,739,872 MT6,450,062 MT2,484,275 MT2,148,040 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
46,633 MT237.00 MT1,121 MT29.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
637,411 MT2,727,720 MT3,537,300 MT2,600,820 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
3,528 MT7,460 MT44,838 MT24,699 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2005200620072008
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
256.00 MT162.00 MT145.00 MT85.00 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
37,760 MT6,079,560 MT2,677,830 MT20.00 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2008
1,632 MT2,000 MT4,273 MT7,280 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
2.00 MT336.00 MT29.00 MT38.00 MT