Area under production of Nutri Cereals in India

Total area covered under the production of Nutri Cereals such as Jowar, Bajra, Maize has witnessed a declining trend particularly during the post-green revolution period. Starting from 1950 to 1970s, the annual average area under production of nutri cereals was above 44 million hectares. Since 1980s, there is a steady decline in the trend and today, it stands at 24 million hectares which is around 50 percent less than the total area under production before 1980.

Source: Agriculture Statistics: At a Glance 2018, Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare