Top 5 Betel Leaves Producing States in India

Betel leaves grow in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Odisha, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and other states. However, Karnataka, Kerala, and Assam together produce 85% of betel nuts.
Assam contributes to India's betel leaf production. The Khasi community practices "PaanJhum," a sustainable method. Assam's betel leaf production ranges from 5,000 to 125,915 kgs.
Andhra Pradesh, especially in Guntur district, has a rich tradition of cultivating betel leaves. The "Kapoori" variety is renowned for its top quality and unique taste, preferred across India.
Betel leaf farming supports Bihar's rural communities. Over 2 million people depend on it for their livelihoods. "Magahi Paan" is a renowned variety known for its quality and higher market value.
Gujarat annually produces 150,000 to 200,000 tonnes of betel leaves, which are primarily consumed locally. Major cities like Vadodara, Rajkot, and Ahmedabad are top suppliers.
Odisha grows betel leaves on 2046 hectares, yielding 99 million leaves. Coastal districts like Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Cuttack, and Ganjam provide ideal conditions.
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