Geography: Malwa Plateau - Concept on Malwa Plateau

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What are the characteristics of agriculture in Central Highlands of India?

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Characteristics of agriculture in the Central Highlands of India:
a. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of the Central Highlands. Soyabean and cotton are important cash crops which are grown in the region.

b. The lands of the Central highlands are infertile leading to low productivity. The area is dependent on rainfall from irrigation; however, farmers also irrigate their fields with well water.

c. Lack of modern methods of cultivation has also resulted in low productivity of lands.

d. Ponds are the second most important source of irrigation.

e. Wheat, rice, jowar, bajra, gram, mung and urad are some important crops which are grown in the region.

Concept: Concept on Malwa Plateau
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