Recently, the Maharashtra government decided to replace cultivation of water intensive crops with less water intensive crops. Which of the following crops is/are classified under water intensive crop(s)?

  1. Barley
  2. Wheat
  3. Soybean
  4. Grapes

Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [B] Only 2, 3 & 4

Typical water requirement (in litres) per kilogram of crop
Cotton → 7,000 – 29,000
Rice →3,000 – 5,000
Sugar Cane → 1,500-3,000
Soya → 2,000
Wheat → 900

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