The face of rural Rajasthan has tremendously changed from a land of scarcity to a competent and prosperous agricultural land.
Rural Rajasthan surprises most observers with its highly diversified agricultural produce. The State is India's largest producer of oilseeds (rapeseed & mustard), seed spices (coriander, cumin and fenugreek), coarse cereals and bajra in India and accounts for close to 70% of the country's production of guar. The State is major producer of soybean, food grains, gram, groundnut and pulses.
Rajasthan's vibrant rural agriculture sector offers various opportunities for the successful establishment of vibrant and potentially profitable agro-processing units.
The State offers vast potential for organic farming as small and marginal farmers of Rajasthan generally use low or no pesticides and chemicals and the agriculture is pro-organic. Plantation of jatropha (for bio-diesel), jojoba, olives and medicinal plants can be taken up in wastelands. The State also offers potential for profitable investment in high tech nursery for fruits, flowers and ornamental plants. Contract Farming for high value crops including medicinal and aromatic plants can also be taken up.
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