Which of the following major producing states of particular crop is not matched correctly?
  • a)
    Jowar - Maharashtra
  • b)
    Groundnut - Gujarat
  • c)
    Maize - Karnataka
  • d)
    Sugarcane - Odisha
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

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C K Academy
Feb 11, 2022
Key-Points
  • Maize:
    • It is a crop that is used both as food and fodder.
    • It is a Kharif crop that requires a temperature between 21°C to 27°C and grows well in old alluvial soil.
    • Major maize-producing states are Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Millets:
    • Jowar, bajra, and ragi are the important millets grown in India.
    • It is a rain-fed crop mostly grown in moist areas which hardly needs irrigation.
    • Major Jowar producing States were Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh in 2011-12.
  • Oil Seeds:
    • In 2008 India was the second-largest producer of groundnut in the world after China.
    • Groundnut is a Kharif crop and accounts for about half of the major oilseeds produced in the country.
    • Gujarat was the largest producer of groundnut followed by Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in 2011-12.
  • Sugarcane:
    • It is a tropical as well as a subtropical crop.
    • It grows well in a hot and humid climate with a temperature of 21°C to 27°C and an annual rainfall between 75cm. and 100cm.
    • Irrigation is required in regions of low rainfall. It can be grown on a variety of soils and needs manual labour from sowing to harvesting. India is the second-largest producer of sugarcane only after Brazil.
    • The major sugarcane-producing states are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Punjab, and Haryana. Hence, the pair in option 4 is not correctly matched.

Key-Points Maize: It is a crop that is used both as food and fodder. It is a Kharif crop that requires a temperature between 21°C to 27°C and grows well in old alluvial soil. Major maize-producing states are Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Madhya Pradesh. Millets: Jowar, bajra, and ragi are the important millets grown in India. It is a rain-fed crop mostly grown in moist areas which hardly needs irrigation. Major Jowar producing States were Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh in 2011-12. Oil Seeds: In 2008 India was the second-largest producer of groundnut in the world after China. Groundnut is a Kharif crop and accounts for about half of the major oilseeds produced in the country. Gujarat was the largest producer of groundnut followed by Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in 2011-12. Sugarcane: It is a tropical as well as a subtropical crop. It grows well in a hot and humid climate with a temperature of 21°C to 27°C and an annual rainfall between 75cm. and 100cm. Irrigation is required in regions of low rainfall. It can be grown on a variety of soils and needs manual labour from sowing to harvesting. India is the second-largest producer of sugarcane only after Brazil. The major sugarcane-producing states are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Punjab, and Haryana. Hence, the pair in option 4 is not correctly matched.
Key-Points Maize: It is a crop that is used both as food and fodder. It is a Kharif crop that requires a temperature between 21°C to 27°C and grows well in old alluvial soil. Major maize-producing states are Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Madhya Pradesh. Millets: Jowar, bajra, and ragi are the important millets grown in India. It is a rain-fed crop mostly grown in moist areas which hardly needs irrigation. Major Jowar producing States were Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh in 2011-12. Oil Seeds: In 2008 India was the second-largest producer of groundnut in the world after China. Groundnut is a Kharif crop and accounts for about half of the major oilseeds produced in the country. Gujarat was the largest producer of groundnut followed by Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in 2011-12. Sugarcane: It is a tropical as well as a subtropical crop. It grows well in a hot and humid climate with a temperature of 21°C to 27°C and an annual rainfall between 75cm. and 100cm. Irrigation is required in regions of low rainfall. It can be grown on a variety of soils and needs manual labour from sowing to harvesting. India is the second-largest producer of sugarcane only after Brazil. The major sugarcane-producing states are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Punjab, and Haryana. Hence, the pair in option 4 is not correctly matched.