Mains-64: Major Crops & Cropping Patterns in Various Parts of India

The Proposal of the government to give fillip to Zero Budget Natural Farming is criticized as a hurried move. What are the concerns of the scientific community against Zero Budget Natural Farming?

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden budget speech announced a proposal to address widespread farmers distress through zero budget technique that would take India’s agriculture sector ‘back to basics’. Zero Budget Natural Farming ..

What are potential, opportunities and challenges for Floriculture in India?

Floriculture refers to the cultivation and management of ornamental, especially flowering plants. Potential of Floriculture in India: Floriculture has the great potential to develop and flourish in India due to the following opportunities: India’s location ..

Despite huge demand for palm oil, why the the area under cultivation of palm has not increased in India?

Even though India is the fourth-largest grower of oilseeds India relies on imports to meet over 70 per cent of its vegetable oil requirements and about 60 per cent of the requirement is met through palm ..


Discuss the socio-economic and environmental consequences of wheat-paddy cycle becoming the dominant cropping pattern on states in northern India.

The wheat-paddy cropping system is the most widely adopted cropping system in India. It is especially dominant in states of northern India, adjacent to Indo-Gangetic plains like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh. Consequences of ..

How do subsidies affect the cropping pattern, crop diversity and economy of farmers? What is the significance of crop insurance, minimum support price and food processing for small and marginal farmers?

An agricultural subsidy is an incentive paid by the government to the agricultural organizations as a supplement of their income to maintain the supply of the agricultural commodities. In India, the subsidy covers fertilizer, irrigation, ..