The major castor growing states are Gujarat,
Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. The other states producing castor
are Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Orissa and Maharashtra.
Total area under castor crop in Gujarat (the largest producer of
castor) for the season 2007-08 is estimated at 3.54 lakh hectares.
Gujarat produces about 71 % of the castor seeds produce in India.
The districts of Mehsana, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Gandhinagar,
Ahmedabad and Kutch are indulged in the production of Castor. It
has increased 26% as compared to previous year. Estimated total
production of castor for Gujarat for 2007-08 is 6.51 lakh tonne,
up 32% as compared to previous year.
In Rajasthan, the estimated total production for 2007-08 is 1.43
lakh tonne, 6% rise as compared to previous year and in Andhra,
it is 83,000 tonne, up 27% as compared to previous year. Rajasthan
produces about 15 % of castor seed produce in India. The districts
producing castor are Jalor, Sirohi, Jodhpur and Humangarh.