Maize grain contains about 10% protein, 4% oil, 70% carbohydrate, 2.3% crude fibre, 10.4% albuminoides and 1.4% ash. Maize grain also has sufficient quantities of vitamin A, nicotinic acid, riboflavin and vitamin E. Maize cropfurnishes huge quantities of green fodder for the cattle. Maize primarily knows as corn in India, Maize is widely cultivated throughout the world, and a greater weight of maize is produced each year than any other grain. India is the largest producer of Maize in the world, with 22.57 lakh MT during the year 2015-16.
India Facts and Figures :
India has increased its share in the cereal products in the international market. The country has exported 5,69,296.93 MT of given cereals to the world for the worth of Rs. 1,030.33 Crores/ 153.60 USD Millions during the year 2016-17.
Major Export Destinations (2016-17) :Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,Phillipines and Yemen Republic.