A state in India has the following characteristics:
1. Its northern part is arid and semi-arid.
2. Its central part produces cotton.
3. Cultivation of cash crops is predominant over food crops.
Q. ​Which one of the following states has all of the above characteristics?
  • a)
    Andhra Pradesh.
  • b)
    Gujarat.
  • c)
    Karnataka.
  • d)
    Tamil Nadu.
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

UPSC Question

By Dilbag Singh · Aug 06, 2020 ·UPSC
Rajeshwari answered Aug 08, 2020
West India
The region consists of the predominantly arid to semi-arid region of Saurashtra and Kutch in the North. The region South of that of Cambay and Southern Gujarat makes the northern semi arid region and the southern humid region submerge, though this region itself being the humid to sub humid.
Gujarat is the main producer of tobacco, cotton, and groundnuts in India. Other major food crops produced are rice, wheat, jowar, bajra, maize, Tur, and gram. Gujarat has an agricultural economy; the total crop area amounts to more than one-half of the total land area.

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