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Answer the following question based on the information given below:

The table below reports annual statistics related to rice production in select states in India for a particular year.

 State Total Area % of Area Under Production Population Himachal Pradesh 6 20 1.2 6 Kerala 4 60 4.8 32 Rajasthan 34 20 6.8 56 Bihar 10 60 12 83 Karnataka 19 50 19 53 Haryana 4 80 19.2 21 West Bengal 9 80 21.6 80 Gujarat 20 60 24 51 Punjab 5 80 24 24 Madhya Pradesh 31 40 24.8 60 Tamilnadu 13 70 27.3 62 Maharastra 31 50 48 97 Uttar Pradesh 24 70 67.2 166 Andhra Pradesh 28 80 112 76

How many states have a per capita production of rice (defined as total rice production divided by its population) greater than Gujarat?

1. $3$
2. $4$
3. $5$
4. $6$

per capita production of rice=$\frac{\text{total rice production}}{\text{Population}}$

per capita production of rice for  Gujarat = $\frac{24 }{51} =0.47$

per capita production of rice for Himachal Pradesh =$\frac{1.2 }{6} =0.2$

per capita production of rice for Kerla =$\frac{4.8 }{32} =0.15$

per capita production of rice for Rajasthan =$\frac{6.8 }{56} =0.12$

per capita production of rice for Bihar =$\frac{12 }{83} =0.14$

per capita production of rice for Karnataka =$\frac{19 }{53} =0.35$

per capita production of rice for Haryana =$\frac{19.2 }{21} =0.91$

per capita production of rice for West Bengal =$\frac{21.6 }{80} =0.27$

per capita production of rice for Punjab =$\frac{24 }{24} =1$

per capita production of rice for Madhya Pradesh =$\frac{24.8 }{60} =0.41$

per capita production of rice for Tamilnadu =$\frac{27.3 }{62} =0.44$

per capita production of rice for Maharastra =$\frac{48 }{97} =0.49$

per capita production of rice for Uttar Pradesh =$\frac{67.2 }{166} =0.40$

per capita production of rice for  Andhra Pradesh =$\frac{112 }{76} =1.47$

We can see that only Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh satisfy this criterion.

Hence, option$: \text{B}$

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