An analysis of availability and utilization of sorghum grain in India

Rao, P P and Basavaraj, G and Ahmed, W and Bhagavatula, S (2010) An analysis of availability and utilization of sorghum grain in India. SAT eJournal, 8.

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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is one of the major cereal crops consumed in India after rice (Oryza sativa) and wheat (Triticum aestivum). The crop is primarily produced in Maharashtra and southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These three states together account for close to 80% of the all-India production. Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan are the other states producing sorghum. India is the third largest producer of sorghum in the world with 7.15 million tons during 2007 and almost entire production of sorghum (95%) in the country comes from the above regions/states (GOI 2007).

Item Type: Article
Agro Tags: <b>Agrotags</b> - sorghum | productivity | consumption | foods | diseases | area | demand | seasons | grain | crops <br><b>Fishtags</b> - pearls <br><b>Geopoliticaltags</b> - india | maharashtra | karnataka | andhra pradesh | madhya pradesh | delhi | gujarat
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 11:12
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 09:29
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Projects: HOPE
Funders: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Acknowledgement: This research work was carried out under "HOPE" project. The funding support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is greatly acknowledged.
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