Q. 13.5( 4 Votes )
Classify Indian crops on the basis of usage.
Indian crops are classified into four types on the basis of usage. They are:
a. Food Crops
b. Commercial or commodity crops
c. Garden Crops
d. Yard crops
a. Food Crops:
Crops that are grown for use as food are called food crops.
Example – Rice, wheat, maize, barley, and millets.
b. Commercial or commodity crops:
Crops that are grown aiming at making a profit by selling them are called commercial or commodity crops. These crops can be either sold directly or can be sent as raw material to other industries. These crops are also known as cash crops.
Example – Sugarcane is used as raw material in sugar industries.
c. Garden crops:
Crops that are grown in gardens or plantations and are used for both domestic, as well as commercial purposes, are called Garden Crops.
Example – Coffee, tea, rubber, Cinchona, etc.,
d. Yard Crops:
The cultivation of fruits and vegetables falls under yard crops.
Example – Radish, greens, lettuce, onion, etc.,
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