Agricultural Regions of India
There are five agricultural regions in the country viz ;
- Rice region: This extends from the eastern part to include a very large part o the north-eastern and south-eastern India with another strip along the western coast.
- Wheat region: This extends to most of the northern, western and central India.
- Millet-Sorghum region: This covers Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and the Deccan Plateau in the centre of the Indian peninsula.
- Temperate Himalayan Region: This region is spread over Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and some adjoining areas. Here potatoes are as important as a cereal crops (which are mainly maize and rice) and the tree-fruits form a large part of agricultural production.
- Plantation crops region: In Assam and the hills of Southern India tea is produced. Coffee is produced in the hills of the western peninsular India. Rubber is grown in Kerala and some of the North-Eastern States like Tripura. Spices grown in Kerala, parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
- Ministry of Agriculture write-ups