Commercial Crops of Indian Agriculture
- Agriculture has a long history in India, dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization, and it was even practiced before the Harappans in some regions of Southern India.
- While approximately 50% of the population relies on agriculture for a living, its economic contribution to India's GDP is continuously falling due to the nation's overall economic expansion.
- One of the greatest contributors to the Gross Domestic Product is agriculture, forestry, fishing, and other related industries (GDP).
- According to projections by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the Gross Value Added (GVA) for agriculture and related industries (including agriculture, livestock, forestry, and fishing) in 2016–17 at 2011–12 prices is predicted to reach 17.3%.
- It oversees several other organizations, like the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), to foster the growth of other related agricultural industries.
- 10% of the total planted land comprises horticultural crops, which produce 160.75 million tonnes.
- Fruit output is 49.36 million tonnes, and vegetable production is 93 million.
Is maize a commercial crop?
Maize is a commercial crop planted regularly and India's third-largest food cash crop, behind rice and wheat. India currently comes in second place globally for farm output.