Some Noteworthy Facts

  • In the production of vegetables, India is on the second* position (after China).
  • India is on the first position in the production of milk.
  • The highest producer of milk in India is Uttar Pradesh*
  • India is the third* largest producer of Tobacco. The largest producer and consumer of tobacco is China.
  • The position of India is first as a producer of pulses.
  • First Hydel Power Plant in India was started in Darjiling.
  • First postal stamp was launched in India in 1852.
  • The Money Order System in India was launched in 1880.
  • Maharashtra is the 1st state which accorded the status of Industry to agriculture in 1997.
  • The 'Big Push Theory' has been given by R. Rodan.
  • Alfred Marshal propounded the 'Principle of consumer surplus'.
  • Central Agmark Laboratory is in Nagpur.
  • First Cotton Industry of the country was established in Kolkata in 1818 and the second by Kovas Jee Nana Bhai in Mumbai in 1853.
  • Sindri Fertilizer Factory, Chittaranjan Locomotives, Indian Telephone Industry, Integral Coach Factor), Penciline Factory, Indian Telephone Industry were all established during first Five Year Plan.

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