In Which One of the Following States is Terrace Cultivation Practised? (A) Punjab (B) Plains of Uttar Pradesh (C) Haryana (D) Uttarakhand

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Terrace cultivation is practiced in the state of Uttarakhand. It is practiced on steep slopes so that a flat surface is available for growing crops. It can reduce soil erosion and surface runoff. Tea is one of the crops that is grown through rooftop or terrace farming. The slopes of the eastern hills have optimum conditions for growing tea, such as a humid climate without water logging and evenly distributed rainfall.

State in which Terrace Cultivation is Practiced

Terrace farming or cultivation is a method of farming that involves various steps or terraces. It is a method of cultivation used in different places around the world. In India, terrace farming is practiced in the state of Uttarakhand. The steps are developed on the side of a mountain or hill. The nutrients are carried to the next level instead of washing away all the nutrients in the soil during rain.

The other methods of soil conservation apart from terrace cultivation are given below:

  • Contour barriers: Barriers made of stones, grass, and soil along the contour are known as contour barriers.
  • Intercropping: It refers to growing different crops in alternate rows and sowing at different times to protect the soil from rain.
  • Contour ploughing: The ploughing done parallel to the contours of a hill slope to form a natural barrier for water to flow down the slope is known as contour ploughing.
  • Rock dam: The method to slow down the flow of water by piling up the rocks is called a rock dam.

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