FOOD BOWL OF INDIA
Punjab is the food bowl of the country with a contribution of more than 40% of the central pool of wheat and 26% of rice. Agriculture continues to be a major contributor to the economy with about 21 % of GSDP being contributed by Agriculture and allied sectors against an all India figure of 14%.
The state enjoys high yield for various agriculture produce including wheat, cotton, paddy, citrus, etc, proving high fertility and quality of soil in the state. Punjab has the highest productivity for Lychee, Guava & Mandarin Orange in India.
Punjab has a robust infrastructure in place for Agro & food processing sector by having 40% share of the total warehousing & storage capacity in India.
|WHY INVEST IN PUNJAB|
|Krishi Karman Award for producing more than 10 mt. of food grain on an annual basis - 2013-14|
|Top contributing state for wheat & rice in India for 2013-2014|
|Tops the country in Orange production|
|Highest yield for paddy in India|
|Best in the country for area under irrigation, with 98% of net irrigated area|