Major crops and crop seasons of India

Content of this article: Learn about crop seasons,Rabi crop,Kharif crop,Zaid crop and five agricultural regions. Activities relating to crops go on continuously throughout the year in India. In north India,there are two main crop seasons. These are ‘Kharif’ (July to October) and ‘Rabi’ (October to March). Crops grown between March and June are known as ‘Zaid crop’. In other parts of the country there are no such distinct seasons but some kind of classification of crop seasons exists every where. The Kharif season is characterised by a gradual fall in temperature, larger number of rainy days, low light intensity, a gradual shortening of the photoperiod, high relative humidity, and cyclonic weather.The Kharif season starts earlier in the eastern part of the country because of the earlier arrival of the monsoon and continues until the withdrawal of the monsoon. On the other hand, bright sunshine, near absence of cloudy days, and…

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