pattern was still dominated by wheat with 29.6 per cent of
the cropped area, pulses 19.08 per cent, coarse grains 10.52
per cent and cotton with 9.4 per cent of the cropped area
of the state. Gross Cropped Area and Net Sown Area increased
marginally from 4170 thousand hectare and 3544 thousand hectare
to 4732 thousand and 3757 thousands hectare respectively.
Productivity of crops started improving but only marginally.
Yield of wheat in 1960-61 was still 1. 244 tonne per ha. Rice
productivity was 1.0 tonne, American cotton 0.269 tonne and
sugarcane 36.54 tonne only. This situation continued with
only marginal improvements up to the mid-60s.