India uses the most land to grow rice and wheat. At Chinese levels of productivity, we could nearly double our output
For a country that consumes such large quantities of rice and wheat, and leads the world in how much land it devotes to these crops, India produces far lower quantities of these grains than it could. India’s yield rates for rice and wheat —tonnes produced per hectare—is drastically lower than even Brics counterparts. If India’s yield rates for the two crops were at China’s levels, we could almost double our yields or halve the land used for the purpose.