Onion is an extremely important crop in the Indian agritrade scene. It is not just consumed within India but is also in high demand in the international market. In fact, we are the second largest producer of onions in the world after China. It is our highest foreign exchange earner among fruits and vegetables. Onion production in India has gone up from 18.5 million metric tons in 2015 to nearly 27 million metric tons in 2021. There has been a constant growth in onion production in recent years across the country, except for 2019. In 2020-21, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh ranked the highest in terms of onion production.
Onions are found in almost every household and they are consumed both cooked and raw. Apart from treating the tastebuds, onions also have medicinal values. But have you ever wondered where onions are grown in India? Given below is an infographic listing the top 10 states in India that produce onions as per the government data available till June 2020.
Top 10 States In India Producing Onions (Infographic)
Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh are the top onion producing states and account for almost 90% of the total onion production in the country. This crop is available throughout the year due to three onion growing seasons – kharif (July-August), late kharif (October-November), and rabi (December-January).
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