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Title : RICE CULTIVATION IN INDIA (Prelims specific)

Date : Dec 07, 2021

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Topic à Indian Agriculture


  • Required Temperature à Ranges between 22 to 32 degrees Celsius, with considerable humidity.
  • Rainfall à Ranges between 150 to 300 cm.
  • Soil type: Loamy, deep clayey soil.
  • Major Rice Producing States à West Bengal > Punjab > Uttar Pradesh > Andhra Pradesh > Bihar are the top rice producing states.
  • It is the majority of Indians' principal food crop.
  • Paddy is grown three times a year in states like Assam, West Bengal, and Odisha. Aus, Aman, and Boro are their names.
  • Major Rice Producing Nations à After China, India is the world's second-largest rice producer.
  • Government Initiatives à A few government initiatives to boost rice growing include the National Food Security Mission, Hybrid Rice Seed Production, and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana.


  • Source à The Hindu à 06/12/21 à Page Number 5

Tags : foodgrain production, indian agriculutre

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