Uttar Pradesh is a major contributor to the national food grain stock. In 2013-14 state produced 50.05 million tones of foodgrain which is 18.90% country’s total production. Partly this is due to the fertile regions of the Indo-Gangetic plain and partly owing to irrigation measures such as the canals and tube-wells. Lakhimpur Kheri is a densely populated sugar producing district in the country. It has been the most common producer of food grains in India since the 1950s due to high-yielding varieties of seed, greater availability of fertilizers and increased use of irrigation. Western Uttar Pradesh is more advanced in terms of agriculture as compared to the other regions in the state. Majority of the state population depends upon farming activities. Wheat, rice, pulses, oil seeds and potatoes are the major agricultural products. Sugarcane is the most important cash crop throughout the state. Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important state in India so far as horticulture is concerned. Mangoes are also produced in the state.