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ICSE solutions for ICSE Class 10 Geography Chapter 8 Agriculture in India Very Short Questions [Page undefined]

Very Short Questions | Q 1

What is meant by the term agriculture?

Very Short Questions | Q 2

What is terraced farming?

Very Short Questions | Q 3

What is Green Revolution?

Very Short Questions | Q 4

Which of the above mentioned agriculture is more common in India?

Very Short Questions | Q 5.1

Define the term :

Dry crops

Very Short Questions | Q 5.2

Define the term :

Fibre crops

Very Short Questions | Q 6.1

What do you understand by the following term :

Threshing

Very Short Questions | Q 6.2

What do you understand by the following term :

Monoculture.

Very Short Questions | Q 7

What do you understand by the term ‘Jhuming’?

Very Short Questions | Q 8

Where is Jhuming practised in India?

Very Short Questions | Q 9

What are the disadvantages of Jhuming?

Very Short Questions | Q 10

What do you understand by commercial crops?

Very Short Questions | Q 11

How can commercial crops be classified?

Very Short Questions | Q 12

What does HYV stand for?”

Very Short Questions | Q 13

Which cereal is regarded as the oldest cultivated cereal in the world?

Very Short Questions | Q 14

What are the two methods of cultivation of rice? Which one is known for its better yields?

Very Short Questions | Q 15

Which is the second largest rice producing country in the world?

Very Short Questions | Q 16

Which is the ideal soil for the growth of rice?

Very Short Questions | Q 17

What do you understand by broadcasting sowing?

Very Short Questions | Q 18

What is dibbling method of sowing?

Very Short Questions | Q 19

What is drilling method of cultivation?

Very Short Questions | Q 20

Why does the method of transplantation give better yields?
Or
Which one is known for better yields.

Very Short Questions | Q 21

Which method of cultivation in India is being popularized to increase the productivity of rice?

Very Short Questions | Q 22

Mention the two categories in which the rice crops in India can be grouped.

Very Short Questions | Q 23

Which is the largest rice growing state?

Very Short Questions | Q 24

Why is India not able to export rice?

Very Short Questions | Q 25

Which type of soils are suitable for wheat cultivation?

Very Short Questions | Q 26

Mention some varieties of wheat.

Very Short Questions | Q 27

Is wheat a rabi or kharif crop? In which state of India is the largest amount of wheat grown?

Very Short Questions | Q 28

What is the average yield of wheat per hectare in India?

Very Short Questions | Q 29.1

What is ‘Hybrid’?

Very Short Questions | Q 29.2

What is ‘Rust’?

Very Short Questions | Q 30

Name an area of wheat cultivation in India and state why it is suitable for the cultivation of wheat. (Mention two reasons).

Very Short Questions | Q 31

What do you understand by the term ‘millets’?

Very Short Questions | Q 32

Which technique of farming is required for growing ragi?

Very Short Questions | Q 33

To which countries does India export millets?

Very Short Questions | Q 34

Where are the pulses grown in India?

Very Short Questions | Q 35

What is ’Pearl Millet’ and ‘Finger Millet’?

Very Short Questions | Q 36

Why is ‘arhar’ called a dry crop? In which states it is produced?

Very Short Questions | Q 37

Which is the best method of growing sugarcane? Why?

Very Short Questions | Q 38

Which type of soil is required for growing sugarcane?

Very Short Questions | Q 39

Define the term ‘Molasses’.

Very Short Questions | Q 40

Which city has been selected for research in sugarcane crop?

Very Short Questions | Q 41

Which state of India is the leading producer of ‘groundnut’?

Very Short Questions | Q 42

Mention four main uses of groundnuts.

Very Short Questions | Q 43

Mention the conditions necessary for the cultivation of sesame.

Very Short Questions | Q 44

Mention the ranking of India in the world for producing castor seeds.

Very Short Questions | Q 45

State whether linseed is a Kharif or a Rabi crop, and name the state where it is grown extensively.

Very Short Questions | Q 46

Define the term ‘oil cake’.

Very Short Questions | Q 47

Which states are the main producers of coconuts?

Very Short Questions | Q 48

Name the type of soil ideal for the cultivation of cotton.

Very Short Questions | Q 49

Mention the months in which cotton is sown and the months in which it is harvested.

Very Short Questions | Q 50

Mention the states where cotton is produced.

Very Short Questions | Q 51

Explain the term ‘Ginning.’

Very Short Questions | Q 52

Why cotton balls must be picked immediately?

Very Short Questions | Q 53

Why is jute called ‘golden fibre’?

Very Short Questions | Q 54

How is jute fibre obtained?

Very Short Questions | Q 55

Explain briefly what is meant by the term ‘Retting’?

Very Short Questions | Q 56

What do you understand by the term ‘Mesta’?

Very Short Questions | Q 57

Mention the areas where jute is cultivated.
Or
Name one area in India where jute is cultivated widely.

Very Short Questions | Q 58

Mention the ranking of India in the world for producing raw jute.

Very Short Questions | Q 59

What are the principal operations involved in the preparation of marketable tea?

Very Short Questions | Q 60

Which state in India is the largest producer of tea?

Very Short Questions | Q 61

Mention the countries where tea is exported.

Very Short Questions | Q 62

State any two factors that favour the growth of tea in Assam.

Very Short Questions | Q 63

Which state in India is the largest producer of coffee? Give two climatic conditions that favour the cultivation of,coffee in that state.

Very Short Questions | Q 64

When did rubber plantation start in India?

Very Short Questions | Q 65

What type of soil is required for the growth of rubber?

Very Short Questions | Q 66

Which crop in India represent the world’s best example of plantation agriculture in all its aspects?

Very Short Questions | Q 67.1

Mention the main areas of production of rubber.

Very Short Questions | Q 67.2

In which part of India is rubber grown on commercial scale?

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Short Questions | Q 1

Why is agriculture called the backbone of India’s economic system?

Short Questions | Q 2

Mention some factors relating to the importance of agriculture.

Short Questions | Q 3

What are the main characteristics of Indian agriculture? Give any three.
Or
State two important characteristics of Indian agriculture.

Short Questions | Q 4

Mention some problems of Indian agriculture.
Or
Mention two problems associated with agriculture in India.

Short Questions | Q 5

How do the monsoon affect cultivation in India?

Short Questions | Q 6

What solutions are offered against irregular monsoon as far as farming is concerned?

Short Questions | Q 7

Mention some important types of farming in India.

Short Questions | Q 8

What is dry farming?

Short Questions | Q 9

What is mixed farming?
Or
What is meant by mixed farming? State one advantage of this type of farming.

Short Questions | Q 10

Mention any two important features of Green Revolution.

Short Questions | Q 11

Describe any two main features of subsistence agriculture.

Short Questions | Q 12

What is meant by ‘Plantation crops’?

Short Questions | Q 13

Mention two categories of the agriculture products of the country.

Short Questions | Q 14

What is ‘crop rotation’?

Short Questions | Q 15

What is ‘Zayad’?

Short Questions | Q 16

What is meant by Kharif and Rabi Crops? Give examples.
Or
Name the months when Kharif and Rabi crops are: (i) Sown, (ii) Harvested
Or
(i) When are kharif crops: (1) Sown, (2) Harvested.
(ii) Name a cash crop which is also a kharif crop.
What is a Rabi crop?

Short Questions | Q 17

What are the conditions necessary for the cultivation of rice?

Short Questions | Q 18

What are the main features of the Japanese method of rice cultivation?

Short Questions | Q 19

Briefly discuss the transplanting method of cultivation.

Short Questions | Q 20

When is upland rice sown?

Short Questions | Q 21

What conditions are required for growing lowland rice?

Short Questions | Q 22

Name the state where rice is grown almost exclusively as a cash crop. What makes rice the staple food crop of India?

Short Questions | Q 23

Give two advantages of growing rice in nurseries.

Short Questions | Q 24

What geographical eonditions are necessary for the growth of wheat?
Or
Name an area of wheat cultivation in India and state why it is suitable for the cultivation of wheat. (Mention two reasons).
Or
Explain why wheat is grown as a Rabi crop?

Short Questions | Q 25

What are the factors responsible for high productivity of wheat in the north-western parts of India?

Short Questions | Q 26

What are the conditions necessary for growing millets?
Or
Why millets are called a ‘dry crop’?

Short Questions | Q 27

What are the conditions necessary for growing jowar?

Short Questions | Q 28

Which season is suitable for growing bajra? Name the states where bajra is grown.

Short Questions | Q 29

Do you think that the cultivation of pulses is lagging behind in recent times? Give two reasons to justify your view.

Short Questions | Q 30

Mention the conditions necessary for growing sugarcane.
Or
Mention the climatic conditions needed for the cultivation of sugarcane.

Short Questions | Q 31

State two disadvantages of Ratoon cropping.

Short Questions | Q 32

Name some by-products of sugarcane and their uses.

Short Questions | Q 33

Mention the conditions necessary for the growth of groundnut.

Short Questions | Q 34

What are the geographical conditions necessary for the cultivation of groundnuts?

Short Questions | Q 35

Give three uses of groundnuts.

Short Questions | Q 36

What are the conditions for the growth of castor plants?

Short Questions | Q 37

How is linseed obtained and what are its uses?

Short Questions | Q 38

Mention the conditions necessary for growing linseed and name the states where it is grown?

Short Questions | Q 39

Name the seed obtained from the flax plant. Name two commercial uses of its oil and one use of its oil-cake.

Short Questions | Q 40

What are the uses of cotton seed?

Short Questions | Q 41

State three main uses of soyabean.

Short Questions | Q 42

Which are the two most important oilseed crops of India? State the crop season and the major areas in which each of them is grown.

Short Questions | Q 43

Give some uses of coconut palm.

Short Questions | Q 44.1

What are the requirements for the growing of coconut trees?

Short Questions | Q 44.2

How long do they take to mature?

Short Questions | Q 45

Mention the conditions necessary for the growth of cotton.
Or
Why is cotton grown widely in the Deccan Plateau?

Short Questions | Q 46

In what way does the cotton industry contribute to the economy of India? Mention any three relevant factors.

Short Questions | Q 47

Mention some uses of jute.

Short Questions | Q 48

What are the conditions necessary for the growth of jute plant?

Short Questions | Q 49

Why is jute called the brown paper of the wholesale trade?

Short Questions | Q 50

Mention the conditions necessary for the cultivation of rubber.
Or
What are the climatic requirements of rubber plantations in terms of:
(i) Mean annual temperature.
(ii) Minimum temperature.
(iii) Amount of rainfall, and
(iv) Rainfall regime.

Short Questions | Q 51

What do you understand by the term ‘Tapping’ and with which crop this term is associated?

Short Questions | Q 52

State the processes involved in producing tea for export.

Short Questions | Q 53

Mention some conditions necessary for the growth of tea plant or India is the largest producer of tea. State the climate factors necessary for its growth.

Short Questions | Q 54

What are tea’s requirements in terms of soil and rainfall?

Short Questions | Q 55

State some problems of tea industry.

Short Questions | Q 56.1

With reference to the cultivation of tea in South India:

Name one important tea growing area.

Short Questions | Q 56.2

With reference to the cultivation of tea in South India:

Name the most important port for export of tea.

Short Questions | Q 56.3

With reference to the cultivation of tea in South India:

After tea is picked it has to go through various states of processing.

Short Questions | Q 57

What do you understand by the term ‘Clonal Planting’?

Short Questions | Q 58

What are the conditions necessary for the growth of coffee plant?

Short Questions | Q 59

Coffee plantations are concentrated in the Southern part of India. Why?

Short Questions | Q 60

State any two problems faced by coffee cultivators in India.

Short Questions | Q 61

What are the geographical conditions required for the cultivation of Silk in India?

Short Questions | Q 62

Mention any two features of plantation farming stating two examples.

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Long Questions | Q 1.1

In the context of the Indian agriculture, answer the following:

Mention two features which reflect a shift from subsistence farming to commercial farming.

Long Questions | Q 1.2

In the context of the Indian agriculture, answer the following:

Give two reasons why the yield of Indian agriculture is low as compared to world standards.

Long Questions | Q 1.3

In the context of the Indian agriculture, answer the following:

State two characteristics of plantation agriculture.

Long Questions | Q 1.4

In the context of the Indian agriculture, answer the following:

How has the consolidation of land holdings helped the farming community?

Long Questions | Q 2

What is ‘ratooning’? Give two advantages of ratooning.

Long Questions | Q 3

Briefly explain why sugarcane is increasingly grown in Maharashtra or Southern States

Long Questions | Q 4

Mention any two problems which the sugarcane growers are facing.

Long Questions | Q 5

What steps have been taken by the Government to solve the problems of sugarcane growers?

Long Questions | Q 6

Give the uses of any two non-edible oilseeds.
Or
Which oilseed is inedible by man? State any two uses of its oil.

Long Questions | Q 7.1

With reference to Jute Industry, answer the following;

Name two centres of this industry in West Bengal.

Long Questions | Q 7.2

With reference to Jute Industry, answer the following;

Name two major jute products.

Long Questions | Q 7.3

With reference to Jute Industry, answer the following;

Mention two problems faced in this industry.

Long Questions | Q 8.1

Why is tea considered a labour intensive crop? Name two states in India where tea is widely grown.

Long Questions | Q 8.2

 Mention the main tea producing areas of India.

Long Questions | Q 9

How has poverty and fragmentation of land became the problems of agricultural India?

Long Questions | Q 10.1

Explain the following

The propagation of rubber by the bud grafting method.

Long Questions | Q 10.2

Explain the following:

The propagation of paddy by transplantation.

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Give Reasons | Q 1

Why is agriculture the most important occupation in India? Give two reasons.

Give Reasons | Q 2

Why is the development of agriculture essential?

Give Reasons | Q 3

Why are commercial crops also known as industrial crops?

Give Reasons | Q 4

Why is rice predominantly an Asian crop?

Give Reasons | Q 5

Why does the cultivation of rice need plenty of cheap labour?

Give Reasons | Q 6

Why does India’s export of wheat fluctuates from year to year?

Give Reasons | Q 7

Why are millets not used as food crop by human beings?

Give Reasons | Q 8

Why is the growing of pulses very important in India?
Or
Why are pulses so widely grown all over India? Give only reason why pulses are a good rotation crop for rice?

Give Reasons | Q 9

Why is gram considered as the most important of Indian pulses?

Give Reasons | Q 10

Why are pulses not a significant export item?

Give Reasons | Q 11

Why does the cultivation of sugarcane require plenty of cheap labour?

Give Reasons | Q 12

Why Ratoon cropping is popular in sugarcane?

Give Reasons | Q 13

Give reasons why sugar industry has flourished in Uttar Pradesh.

Give Reasons | Q 14

The yield of sugarcane is higher in the Deccan. Give two reasons for this.

Give Reasons | Q 15

State two reasons to explain why the cultivation of oil seeds is lagging behind in recent times.

Give Reasons | Q 16

Oilseeds are an important commercial crop grown in India.

Give Reasons | Q 17

Oil cake is a useful residue.

Give Reasons | Q 18

Cotton grows widely in Maharashtra.

Give Reasons | Q 19

Why does Tamil Nadu raises two crops of cotton?

Give Reasons | Q 20

Why is most of the work in the cultivation of cotton done by hand?

Give Reasons | Q 21

Why is dry weather necessary at the time of harvest?

Give Reasons | Q 22

Why jute cultivation is most successful in West Bengal?

Give Reasons | Q 23

Why are floods beneficial for the growth of jute?

Give Reasons | Q 24

Clonal planting is the best method for tea propagation.

Give Reasons | Q 25

Tea is grown on hill slopes.

Give Reasons | Q 26

Why are tea plants pruned?

Give Reasons | Q 27

Why has the export of tea declined in foreign markets?

Give Reasons | Q 28

Tea bushes are pruned at regular intervals.

Give Reasons | Q 29

Why are coffee estates inter-planted with orange trees, cardamom and pepper vines?

Give Reasons | Q 30

Silver oak and banana trees are grown on coffee plantations.

Give Reasons | Q 31

Tapping of rubber trees is usually done in the morning hours.

Give Reasons | Q 32

Give three reasons why most of rubber trees are grown in Kerala?

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Differentiate | Q 1

Afforestation and Deforestation.

Differentiate | Q 2

Shifting agriculture and Plantation agriculture.

Differentiate | Q 3

Intensive and extensive agriculture.

Differentiate | Q 4

Humid and Irrigated farming.

Differentiate | Q 5

Subsistence agriculture jmd Commercial agriculture.

Differentiate | Q 6

Intensive commercial farming and Extensive commercial farming.

Differentiate | Q 7

Geographical conditions and cultivation of rice and wheat

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Data based Questions | Q 1

Study the picture given above and answer the following questions:

(i) Name the crop which is being planted. Give one benefit of this method of planting this crop.
(ii) Mention the climatic conditions which favour the cultivation of the crop being planted.

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Name the Following | Q 1

Name the two important crop seasons in India.

Name the Following | Q 2

Name the crops which are cultivated by transplanting method of cultivation.

Name the Following | Q 3

Name the states in which rice is grown.

Name the Following | Q 4

Name the three crops that are grown in West Bengal in a year.

Name the Following | Q 5

Name the-high yielding varieties of wheat being produced in India.

Name the Following | Q 6

Name the wheat producing states of India.
Or
Name the two states which are leading producers of wheat in India.

Name the Following | Q 7

Name the three main varieties of millets in India.
Or
Name three coarse grains grown in India. Why are they so called?
Or
Name any two millet crops grown widely in India

Name the Following | Q 8

Name the state that leads in the cultivation of jowar.

Name the Following | Q 9

Name the states where ragi is grown.

Name the Following | Q 10

Name the important states where gram is grown.

Name the Following | Q 11

Name the important pulses grown in India.

Name the Following | Q 12.1

Name a pulse crop cultivated in India.

During Kharif Season 

Name the Following | Q 12.2

Name a pulse crop cultivated in India.
During Rabi Season

Name the Following | Q 13

Name a pulse which is grown in Rabi and Kharif season.

Name the Following | Q 14

Name the principal sugarcane producing areas in India.

Name the Following | Q 15

Which state is the largest producer of sugarcane in India?

Name the Following | Q 16

Name products of sugarcane.

Name the Following | Q 17

Name the important oilseeds produced in India.

Name the Following | Q 18

Name four products other than edible oil which are obtained from oilseeds grown in India.

Name the Following | Q 19

Name two non-edible oilseeds grown in India.

Name the Following | Q 20

Name the state which is the largest producer of castor seed. State one important use of each of its oil and oil cake.

Name the Following | Q 21.1

What climatic condition adversely affects the groundnut crop?

Name the Following | Q 21.2

Name two nort-edible oilseeds grown.

Name the Following | Q 22

Name the country which is the largest producer of sesame in the world.

Name the Following | Q 23

Name the sesame producing states.

Name the Following | Q 24

Name the states where cotton seed is produced.

Name the Following | Q 25

Which state in India produces the largest quantity of raw cotton?

Name the Following | Q 26

Name the state which grows long staple cotton and short staple cotton.

Name the Following | Q 27

Name the countries from where cotton is imported. Why?

Name the Following | Q 28

Name the most important fibre crop in West Bengal.

Name the Following | Q 29

Name the countries from where rubber is imported.

Name the Following | Q 30

Name the state which grows most of India’s natural rubber.

Name the Following | Q 31

Name three regions where tea is grown in South India.

Name the Following | Q 32

Name the largest tea producing country in the world.

Name the Following | Q 33

Name the largest exporting tea port in the world.

Name the Following | Q 34

Name two main varieties of coffee grown in India?

Name the Following | Q 35

Mention the areas of production of the coffee plant.

Name the Following | Q 36

Name the states producing raw silk.

Name the Following | Q 37

What is silk farming known as?

Name the Following | Q 38

Explain two important characteristics of plantation farming. Name one important plantation crop.

Name the Following | Q 39

Name the type of soil required for the growth of coffee plant.

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Chapter 8: Agriculture in India

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Concepts covered in ICSE Class 10 Geography chapter 8 Agriculture in India are Concept of Indian Agriculture ( Importance, Problems and Reforms.), Types of Farming, Concept of Agricultural Seasons (Rabi, Kharif, Zayad)., Climatic Conditions of Crops, Concept of Soil Requirements, Methods of Cultivation of Crops, Processing and Distribution of the Crops.

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