Q. 7

Explain the importance of foodgrains in the Indian agricultural economy.

Answer :

Foodgrains acquired a unique position in India’s agricultural economy. The significance of foodgrains within the Indian agricultural economy is as follows:

(A) Within agriculture, production of foodgrains is by far the main activity, covering around two-thirds of the complete cropped region in the nation.


(B) Foodgrains tend to be the dominant crops in all regions of the nation, whether they have commercial agricultural economy or subsistence.


(C) They feed a larger population of the nation.


(D) They are employed as a raw material in agro-based industries.


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