Rice production trend in KeralaPeople of Kerala prefer rice or rice preparations as their staple food. Lunch and supper of most are rice. For breakfast also they prefer iddali, dosa, puttu, appam, etc. all rice preparations. Recently, parotta, chappathy, poori, etc. have started replacing these.
Production of rice in Kerala is showing decreasing trend since last five to six decades. In 1961-62 the production of rice was 10.04 lakh tonnes. The same in the year 2010 -11 has become 5.28 lakh tonnes. Similarly the area under cultivation also has come down drastically from 7.52 lakh hectares to 2.13 lakh hectares.
It is interesting to note that the productivity has increased during the same period, from 1,334 to 2,452 kg per hectare.