Food Crops

Human beings grow different types of crops to fulfill their nutritional requirements.

The practice of growing crops for food is known as agriculture.

Crops are the same kinds of plants cultivated at one place on a large scale. On the basis of purpose of cultivation, crops are classified into food crops and cash crops.

Food crops are grown to meet the need of food requirement. Examples of food crops are cereals, pulses, vegetables fruits, etc.

Cash crops are grown for commercial purpose. Examples of cash crops are tea, coffee, sugarcane, cotton, etc.

A large variety of crops are cultivated in different regions of India due to diverse condition of weather, soil and topography.

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  • Q1

    Cash crops are grown _______.

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    Answer:

    to sell the products derived from them

    Explanation:

    Cash crops are grown to sell the products derived from them. Rubber, tea, coffee, cotton etc. are examples of cash crops.

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  • Q2

    ________ are an important source of protein.

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    Answer:

    Pulses

    Explanation:

    Pulses are an important source of protein. Cereals are an important source of carbohydrates. Vegetables and fruits are an important source of vitamins and minerals.

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  • Q3

    Which of the following states of India is the largest producer of rubber?

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    Answer:

    Kerala.

    Explanation:

    Kerala is the largest producer of rubber in India. Rubber is grown as a plantation crop in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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  • Q4

    Which of the following is an example of cash crop?

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    Answer:

    Tobacco.

    Explanation:

    Tobacco is an example of cash crop. It is grown for commercial purposes. Rest three are examples of food crops.

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  • Q5

    Which of the following is a staple food crop of India?

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    Answer:

    Rice.

    Explanation:

    Rice is a staple food crop of India. It is main part of population’s diet.

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