New Delhi. West Bengal has got the first place in terms of vegetable production in the country. According to the statistics of horticultural production released by the Central Government, the highest number of vegetables have been grown in Bengal in 2018-19. According to state-wise horticultural production data, the production of vegetables in West Bengal in the financial year 2018-19 was 29.9 million tonnes. During this time it is the highest vegetable production in any state in the country. In this case, Uttar Pradesh (Uttar Pradesh) has finished second. Vegetable production in Uttar Pradesh stood at 27.7 million tonnes.
West Bengal stood second with production of 27.7 million tonnes in the financial year 2017-18. At that time Uttar Pradesh was at the top with a production of 28.8 million tonnes. According to the data, the share of West Bengal in the total vegetable production in the country in 2018-19 was 15.9 percent. Uttar Pradesh accounted for 14.9 percent of the total vegetable production, 9.6 percent of Madhya Pradesh, nine percent of Bihar and 6.8 percent of Gujarat. Pradeep Kumar Majumdar, agricultural adviser to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that this is a great achievement and the credit for this achievement goes to our farmers. He said that under the guidance of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, we are helping to increase the income of farmers.