Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Write a note on Intensive Subsistence agriculture. - Geography

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Write a note on Intensive Subsistence agriculture.

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  1. Intensive subsistence farming is practiced in densely populated countries like China, India. Japan, Sri Lanka and east Asian countries.
  2. Since there is large population and limited fertile agricultural land, there is small land holding.
  3. Farmers work intensively to get maximum yield from available small land.
  4. Rice is the dominant food crop produced in this region.
  5. Mostly manual labour and animals are used for all agricultural activities.
  6. Most of the production is consumed locally and hence no surplus is available for export.
  7. Yield per hectare is high but yield per capita is low.
Concept: Primary Occupations - Agriculture
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Balbharati Geography 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4 Primary Economic Activities
Exercise Q6 | Q 2 | Page 41
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