Consider the following crops:

  1. Cotton
  2. Jute
  3. Sugarcane
  4. Tobacco

 Which of the above are Cash Crops?

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

The major crops in India can be divided into four categories viz. Food grains (Rice, Wheat, Maize, Millets and Pulses), Cash Crops (Cotton, Jute, Sugarcane, Tobacco, and Oilseeds), Plantation Crops (Tea, Coffee, Coconut and, Rubber) and Horticulture crops such as Fruits and Vegetables. Cash Crops refer to those crops that are grown generally known for crop commercialization and for earning money.

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