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Tea plantations Major food crops are rice, jowar, ragi, bajra, maize,  and pulses. Cotton, sugarcane, coconut, tea and coffee as well as a number of horticultural products  like bananas  and mangoes are cash crops while ground nuts, sesame, sun flower  are important  oil seeds crops .

Paddy  is the main crop. It is raised  in three crops. Viz the first  crop is known as 'Kuruvali'  ( the short term crop) with a duration
of three and a half  to four months  from June to July  to Oct-Nov. The second  crop is called the 'Thaladi'  has a duration of 5 to 6 months  Oct -Nov to Feb -March. Third is 'Samba '(the long term) crop and has a duration of almost  6 months from Aug to January. Chief source of irrigation  are the rivers tanks and wells .

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Last Updated on : 31 March 2015