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Which of the following States has agricultural area less than 60 percent?
1. West Bengal
2. Punjab
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Bihar

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : West Bengal

The correct answer is West Bengal.

  • West Bengal has an agricultural area of less than 60 per cent.
  • West Bengal:
    • West Bengal is situated in eastern India and shares its borders with Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Sikkim, and Assam. 
    • The state also shares international borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal.
    • The Bay of Bengal is in the south of West Bengal.
    • At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of West Bengal is estimated at Rs 14.44 trillion (US$ 206.64 billion) in 2020-21.
    • The average annual GSDP growth rate from 2015-16 to 2020-21 is about 12.62%.
    • West Bengal is the largest producer of rice in India.
    • Rice production for the state totalled 14.99 million tonnes in 2017-18.
    • West Bengal is also a major producer of fish.
    • During 2018-19, the state produced a total of 1.85 million tonnes of fish.
    • West Bengal is the second largest tea-producing state in India and is home to the globally acclaimed Darjeeling tea variety.

  • India's largest agricultural producing states:
    • West Bengal - Rice, Jute, Sesamum, Tobacco
    • Uttar Pradesh - Rice, Bajra, food grains
    • Punjab - Wheat, Sugarcane, Cotton
    • Haryana - Paddy, Sunflower
    • Madhya Pradesh - Pulses, Soyabean

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