Topic: Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
3. What are the different types of cropping patterns prevalent in India? Discuss the diversity of cropping pattern across the country.(250 Words)
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Why this question:
The question is directly from the static portions of GS paper III.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the different types of cropping patterns prevalent in India and explain the diversity of cropping pattern across the country.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start by explaining what you understand by a cropping pattern.
Cropping pattern is the yearly sequence and spatial arrangement of crops and fallow on a given area.
Cropping system comprises all cropping patterns grown on the farm and their interaction with farm resources, other household enterprises and the physical, biological, technological and sociological factors or environments.
Discuss the determining factors of a cropping pattern.
Explain the spatial aspect across the country.
Conclude with importance of having a suitable cropping pattern for good yields.