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Chapter 8: Agriculture in India

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Chapter 8: Agriculture in India Exercise Very Short Questions solutions [Page 0]

What is meant by the term agriculture?

What is terraced farming?

What is Green Revolution?

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

Define the term :

Dry crops

Define the term :

Fibre crops

What do you understand by the following term :

Threshing

What do you understand by the following term :

Monoculture.

What do you understand by the term ‘Jhuming’?

Where is Jhuming practised in India?

What are the disadvantages of Jhuming?

What do you understand by commercial crops?

How can commercial crops be classified?

What does HYV stand for?”

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

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

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

Which is the ideal soil for the growth of rice?

What do you understand by broadcasting sowing?

What is dibbling method of sowing?

What is drilling method of cultivation?

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

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

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

Which is the largest rice growing state?

Why is India not able to export rice?

Which type of soils are suitable for wheat cultivation?

Mention some varieties of wheat.

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

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

What is ‘Hybrid’?

What is ‘Rust’?

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

What do you understand by the term ‘millets’?

Which technique of farming is required for growing ragi?

To which countries does India export millets?

Where are the pulses grown in India?

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

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

Which is the best method of growing sugarcane? Why?

Which type of soil is required for growing sugarcane?

Define the term ‘Molasses’.

Which city has been selected for research in sugarcane crop?

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

Mention four main uses of groundnuts.

Mention the conditions necessary for the cultivation of sesame.

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

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

Define the term ‘oil cake’.

Which states are the main producers of coconuts?

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

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

Mention the states where cotton is produced.

Explain the term ‘Ginning.’

Why cotton balls must be picked immediately?

Why is jute called ‘golden fibre’?

How is jute fibre obtained?

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

What do you understand by the term ‘Mesta’?

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

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

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

Which state in India is the largest producer of tea?

Mention the countries where tea is exported.

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

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

When did rubber plantation start in India?

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

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

Mention the main areas of production of rubber.

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

Chapter 8: Agriculture in India Exercise Short Questions solutions [Page 0]

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

Mention some factors relating to the importance of agriculture.

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

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

How do the monsoon affect cultivation in India?

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

Mention some important types of farming in India.

What is dry farming?

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

Mention any two important features of Green Revolution.

Describe any two main features of subsistence agriculture.

What is meant by ‘Plantation crops’?

Mention two categories of the agriculture products of the country.

What is ‘crop rotation’?

What is ‘Zayad’?

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?

What are the conditions necessary for the cultivation of rice?

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

Briefly discuss the transplanting method of cultivation.

When is upland rice sown?

What conditions are required for growing lowland rice?

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

Give two advantages of growing rice in nurseries.

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?

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

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

What are the conditions necessary for growing jowar?

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

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

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

State two disadvantages of Ratoon cropping.

Name some by-products of sugarcane and their uses.

Mention the conditions necessary for the growth of groundnut.

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

Give three uses of groundnuts.

What are the conditions for the growth of castor plants?

How is linseed obtained and what are its uses?

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

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

What are the uses of cotton seed?

State three main uses of soyabean.

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.

Give some uses of coconut palm.

What are the requirements for the growing of coconut trees?

How long do they take to mature?

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

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

Mention some uses of jute.

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

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

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.

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

State the processes involved in producing tea for export.

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.

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

State some problems of tea industry.

With reference to the cultivation of tea in South India:

Name one important tea growing area.

With reference to the cultivation of tea in South India:

Name the most important port for export of tea.

With reference to the cultivation of tea in South India:

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

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

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

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

State any two problems faced by coffee cultivators in India.

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

Mention any two features of plantation farming stating two examples.

Chapter 8: Agriculture in India Exercise Long Questions solutions [Page 0]

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

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

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.

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

State two characteristics of plantation agriculture.

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

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

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

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

Mention any two problems which the sugarcane growers are facing.

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

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

With reference to Jute Industry, answer the following;

Name two centres of this industry in West Bengal.

With reference to Jute Industry, answer the following;

Name two major jute products.

With reference to Jute Industry, answer the following;

Mention two problems faced in this industry.

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

 Mention the main tea producing areas of India.

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

Explain the following

The propagation of rubber by the bud grafting method.

Explain the following:

The propagation of paddy by transplantation.

Chapter 8: Agriculture in India Exercise Give Reasons solutions [Page 0]

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

Why is the development of agriculture essential?

Why are commercial crops also known as industrial crops?

Why is rice predominantly an Asian crop?

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

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

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

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?

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

Why are pulses not a significant export item?

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

Why Ratoon cropping is popular in sugarcane?

Give reasons why sugar industry has flourished in Uttar Pradesh.

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

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

Oilseeds are an important commercial crop grown in India.

Oil cake is a useful residue.

Cotton grows widely in Maharashtra.

Why does Tamil Nadu raises two crops of cotton?

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

Why is dry weather necessary at the time of harvest?

Why jute cultivation is most successful in West Bengal?

Why are floods beneficial for the growth of jute?

Clonal planting is the best method for tea propagation.

Tea is grown on hill slopes.

Why are tea plants pruned?

Why has the export of tea declined in foreign markets?

Tea bushes are pruned at regular intervals.

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

Silver oak and banana trees are grown on coffee plantations.

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

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

Chapter 8: Agriculture in India Exercise Differentiate solutions [Page 0]

Afforestation and Deforestation.

Shifting agriculture and Plantation agriculture.

Intensive and extensive agriculture.

Humid and Irrigated farming.

Subsistence agriculture jmd Commercial agriculture.

Intensive commercial farming and Extensive commercial farming.

Geographical conditions and cultivation of rice and wheat

Chapter 8: Agriculture in India Exercise Data based Questions solutions [Page 0]

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.

Chapter 8: Agriculture in India Exercise Name the Following solutions [Page 0]

Name the two important crop seasons in India.

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

Name the states in which rice is grown.

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

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

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

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 state that leads in the cultivation of jowar.

Name the states where ragi is grown.

Name the important states where gram is grown.

Name the important pulses grown in India.

Name a pulse crop cultivated in India.

During Kharif Season 

Name a pulse crop cultivated in India.
During Rabi Season

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

Name the principal sugarcane producing areas in India.

Which state is the largest producer of sugarcane in India?

Name products of sugarcane.

Name the important oilseeds produced in India.

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

Name two non-edible oilseeds grown in India.

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

What climatic condition adversely affects the groundnut crop?

Name two nort-edible oilseeds grown.

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

Name the sesame producing states.

Name the states where cotton seed is produced.

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

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

Name the countries from where cotton is imported. Why?

Name the most important fibre crop in West Bengal.

Name the countries from where rubber is imported.

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

Name three regions where tea is grown in South India.

Name the largest tea producing country in the world.

Name the largest exporting tea port in the world.

Name two main varieties of coffee grown in India?

Mention the areas of production of the coffee plant.

Name the states producing raw silk.

What is silk farming known as?

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

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

Chapter 8: Agriculture in India

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Concepts covered in Class 10 Geography chapter 8 Agriculture in India are Concept of Indian Agriculture ( Importance, Problems and Reforms.), Types of Farming - Subsistence and Commercial: Shifting, Intensive, Extensive, Plantation and Mixed., 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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