Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of agriculture and allied sectors in India reached US$ 1,443 billion in financial year 2011 (FY11). The Indian agriculture sector recorded a 5.4 per cent growth in FY11 it is also the primary source of livelihood for more than 58 per cent of India’s population .
Kharif season lasts from April to September (summer); rice(paddy) is the season's main crop. Rabi season lasts from October to March (winter); wheat is the season's main crop .
India is among the 15 leading exporters of agricultural products. The country accounted for 1.4 per cent of global agricultural trade in 2009. India's total agricultural exports increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.1 per cent to US$ 18.7 billion in FY10 (P) from US$ 10.3 billion in FY06.
India exported rice worth US$ 2,344.3 million in FY010 (P). Cotton and oil meals were the next largest exported commodities in terms of value.
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