After independence, what was given priority to bring about institutional reforms in agriculture in the country?
After independence, collectivisation, the abolition of the zamindari system or Indian feudalism, and the consolidation of land holdings were given priority in our country.
Farmers clear a patch of land, produce food, and abandon it when soil fertility decreases. What is it called?
Slash and burn agriculture is the name given to shifting agriculture.
The availability of precipitation during the winter months due to the ____ helps in the growth of Rabi crops.
The availability of precipitation during winter months due to the western temperate disturbances helps in the growth of Rabi crops.
The largest producer of sugarcane in the world is ____.
The largest producer of sugarcane in the world is Brazil, followed by India.
The main ____-producing states in India are Punjab and Haryana.
Due to suitable climate and modern inputs, wheat is mainly cultivated in Punjab and Haryana.
Name the Blood-less Revolution was started by Acharya Vinoba Bhave.
Acharya Vinoba Bhave started the Bhoodan Gramdan Movement is the Blood-less Revolution.
Ragi is not cultivated in ____.
Ragi is cultivated in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh.
There is enormous pressure on land due to____.
There is enormous pressure on land due to the right of inheritance, which leads to the division of land. A farmer tries to take the maximum output from his land.
In Meghalaya, Assam, Mizoram and Nagaland, shifting agriculture is called ____.
In Meghalaya, Assam, Mizoram and Nagaland, shifting agriculture is called Jhumming.
Agriculture provides employment for more than ____ per cent of the Indian population.
Agriculture provides employment for more than 60 per cent of the Indian population.
Modernization of agriculture in India was made possible due to the establishment of the ____ .
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has been instrumental in the modernization of agriculture in India.
The ideal soil for maize is ____.
The ideal soil for maize is old alluvial soil, also known as Bangar.
Which of these describes a system of agriculture where a single crop is grown on a large scale?
Plantation agriculture is a system of agriculture where a single crop is grown on a large scale, e.g. a tea plantation.
Which of these is a Rabi crop?
Gram is a Rabi crop (October–June).
____ is mainly grown in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Jowar is mainly grown in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
A powerful tool that helps develop new hybrid varieties of seeds is ____.
Genetic engineering is a powerful tool that helps develop new hybrid varieties of seeds.
The summer cropping season of India is called____.
The summer cropping season of India is called Kharif.
How long does sugarcane take to grow?
Sugarcane takes almost a year to grow.
The main focus of India's first Five-Year Plan was ____.
'Land reform' was the main focus of India's first Five-Year Plan.
AUS, AMAN and BORO are____.
AUS, AMAN and BORO are three paddy crops grown in a year in states like Assam, West Bengal and Orissa.
Like the Green Revolution, India has also witnessed the:
Like the Green Revolution, India also has witnessed the White Revolution initiated by Amul.
India is the ____ producer of rice in the world.
India is the second largest producer of rice in the world after China.
The largest producer of groundnut in India is ____.
The largest producer of groundnut in India is Andhra Pradesh, followed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
HYV seeds, chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides are usually used in ____.
Commercial farming involves the use of HYV seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides.
The major drawback/s of agriculture in India is/are:
The major drawbacks of agriculture in India are the dependence of farmers on the monsoons for crop cultivation.
Which country is the largest consumer of pulses in the world if the largest producer is India?
India is the largest producer as well as consumer of pulses in the world.
The major producer of bajra in India is:
The major producer of bajra in India is Rajasthan, followed by Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana.
In which of the following states has the Green Revolution helped the growth of Rabi crops?
In Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan, the Green Revolution has been responsible for the growth of Rabi crops.
In what season does muskmelon grow?
Watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber and fodder grow in the Zaid season.
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