Q. 94.3( 4 Votes )
Explain any five features of Indian agriculture.
The five features of Indian agriculture are:
a. Indian agriculture is mainly intensive subsistence in character. It means that it is a labour intensive type of farming, practiced on areas with a high population pressure on land.
b. India has three cropping seasons- rabi, kharif and zaid.
c. The major crops grown in India are rice, wheat, tea, coffee, sugarcane, millets etc.
d. It provides a livelihood to around 60% of the Indian population.
e. The Government of India has made many efforts for the development of agriculture. For example:-
1. Horticulture development
2. Animal breeding center
3. Research and development in the weather forecast
4. Introduced the concept of minimum support price and procurement prices
5. Provision for Crop Insurance
6. Establishment of Grameen Bank
7. Kisan credit card and personal accident insurance schemes are introduced
8. Special Weather bulletin for farmers
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