The major crops are rice, maize, kodo – kutki and extra small millets and pulses (tuar and kulthi); oilseeds, like groundnuts (peanuts), sunflowers and soybeans are also grown. In the mid-1990s, most of the Chhattisgarh was still a monocrop belt. Only 1/4th to 1/5th of the sown region was double-cropped. When a significant portion of the populace is dependent on agriculture, a condition where around 80% of a state’s area is covered only by 1 crop, necessary attention to turn them into double crop areas is essential.
Also, only some of the cash crops are grown in Chhattisgarh, so have to expand the agriculture produce to oilseeds and other cash crops. Chhattisgarh is also well-known as the “rice bowl of central India”.