Consider the following differences between intensive farming and extensive farming:
1. While intensive farming results in maximum output per unit of land, production per unit of land is low in extensive farming
2. While extensive farming is not found in India, Intensive farming is common in high grain producing states of India
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
Extensive farming is done on large patches of land. The large swathes are able to output huge amount of produce but production per unit of land may be low. Such farming is done in those countries where large size of landholding is available e.g. United States, Canada etc. Extensive farming is almost absent in India except in some states such as Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The focus of intensive farming is to produce maximum output per unit of land. It is common in India as well as South East Asian countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia etc.
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