Chhattisgarh is also called the "Rice Bowl of Central India" because multiple reasons. To start off over 20,000 variety of rice is produced in Chhattisgarh. In 2014 rice produced by Chhattisgarh is approx 75 lakh tons with a productivity of approximately 1600 kg/hec. And in 2015 Chhattisgarh produced approx 77 lakh tons rice with productivity of 1700 kg/hec. Chhattisgarh has won Krishi Karman award for achieving high rice production during the crop year 2012-13. Chhattisgarh is currently one of the main exporter states for rice in India and is considered one of the most productive states for rice in India. Little wonder its called the "Rice Bowl".