Latest estimate of Agriculture household income in India

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30 April 2022, New Delhi: Agriculture being a State Subject, the State Governments take appropriate measures for development of agriculture in the State. However, Government of India supplements the efforts of States through appropriate policy measures and budgetary support and various schemes / programmes. The various schemes/  programmes of the Government of India are meant for the welfare of farmers by increasing production, remunerative returns and income support to farmers. 

The Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) is carried out by the National Statistical Organization (NSO) at certain intervals only. The last available estimates on income of agricultural household are based on the Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) during 77th round (January – December 2019). 

As per the survey results, the average monthly income per agricultural household from all sources was estimated to be. Rs. 10,218/-. The top five states with the highest monthly agriculture household income in India are Meghalaya (1), Punjab (2), Haryana (3), Arunachal Pradesh (4), followed by Jammu and Kashmir (5). The average monthly income of these top 5 states is Rs 23,406. The bottom 5 states are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand with an average monthly income of Rs 6,474.

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If we compare the top state (Meghalaya) with the last one (Jharkhand), the monthly income of Meghalaya is almost 6 times that of Jharkhand. There are many reasons for this low income, some of which are smallholder farmers, low yield, cultivation of same crop for years, no procurement on minimum support price, no crop diversification and intensification.

State-wise details of the monthly Agriculture Household Income including the North East is mentioned below:

S. No.States / Group of UTsMonthly Agriculture Households’ Income (Rs.) 2018-19*
1Meghalaya29,348
2Punjab26,701
3Haryana22,841
4Arunachal Pradesh19,225
5Jammu & Kashmir18,918
6Group of UTs18,511
7Mizoram17,964
8Kerala17,915
9Uttarakhand13,552
10Karnataka13,441
11Gujarat12,631
12Rajasthan12,520
13Sikkim12,447
14Himachal Pradesh12,153
15Tamil Nadu11,924
16Maharashtra11,492
17Manipur11,227
18Assam10,675
19Andhra Pradesh10,480
20Tripura9,918
21Nagaland9,877
22Chhattisgarh9,677
23Telangana9,403
24Madhya Pradesh8,339
25Uttar Pradesh8,061
26Bihar7,542
27West Bengal6,762
28Odisha5,112
29Jharkhand4,895
30All India10,218
*Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households, NSS 77th round (January 2019-December 2019)

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