Agriculture in India

By Ajay Anand


When plants of the same kind are grown and cultivated at one place on a large scale commercially, they are called a crop.

Types of Crops

There are two types of crops in India.




Kharif crops are grown in the rainy season, i.e. during monsoon.

Examples: Paddy, maize, soyabean, groundnut and cotton


Rabi crops are grown in winter season.

Examples: Wheat, gram, mustard, pea and linseed

Agricultural Practices

Various tasks needed during cultivation of crops are called agricultural practices. They are as follows:

Preparation of soil, Sowing, Adding manure and fertilizer, Irrigation, Protecting from weeds, Harvesting, Storage

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