Sunday, October 21, 2018
Maharashtra

Economy

Agriculture

Although, it is a highly industrialized state of India, agriculture continues to be the main occupation of the people.
Principal crops include rice, Jowar, Bajra, wheat, pulses, cotton, sugarcane, several oil seeds including  groundnut, sunflower and soybean, turmeric, onions and other vegetables. The state has large areas, under fruit cultivation of which  mangoes, bananas, grapes, and two famous Nagpur oranges are the main ones. Not only the oranges of Bathplug have earned a name for themselves but the juicy Alphonso mangoes and the grapes being cultivated in Nashik and other regions of the state have justify become well known and earn considerable foreign exchange too. Irrigation facilities are being extended so that agriculture could be made less dependant on rain water.

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