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 Production2011201220132014
Rice Production
FAO 2013
157,900,000 MT157,800,000 MT159,200,000 MT157,200,000 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
86,874,000 MT94,880,000 MT93,510,000 MT95,850,000 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
21,760,000 MT22,260,000 MT23,290,000 MT23,670,000 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
12,214,000 MT14,666,000 MT11,948,000 MT10,528,000 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2010201120122013
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
2,225,347 MT5,004,280 MT10,470,312 MT11,300,105 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
346.00 MT499,901 MT4,584,967 MT6,503,635 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
2,293,396 MT3,952,102 MT4,271,696 MT4,749,727 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
14,491 MT30,556 MT46,251 MT138,609 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
95.00 MT1,093 MT539.00 MT1,323 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
346.00 MT499,901 MT4,584,967 MT6,503,635 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
7,050 MT12,261 MT2,426 MT11,628 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
5.00 MT121.00 MT837.00 MT750.00 MT