Agriculture

Consider the following crops of India:

  • 1. Groundnut
  • 2. Sesamum
  • 3. Pearl millet

Which of the above is/are predominantly rain fed crop/crops?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 3 only

Answer

Sesamum is mainly a rain fed crop and is grown on marginal, dry and sloppy lands.

Nearly 80% of the area sown to groundnuts in India is rain fed and relies entirely on summer monsoon rainfall.

Among cereals, the main rain fed cereals grown in India are sorghum, pearl millet (Bajra), Finger Millet (Ragi).

The correct option is A.