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Q. It is a tropical as well as a subtropical crop. It grows well in hot and humid climates with a temperature of 21°C to 27°C and annual rainfall between 75cm and 100cm. After Brazil, India is the second-largest producer of this crop which has multiple applications in various industries.

Which of the following crops has been described in the above information?


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Tea
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Coffee
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Rubber
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Sugarcane
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Solution

The correct option is D Sugarcane

Explanation:

  • Sugarcane is a tropical as well as a subtropical crop. It grows well in hot and humid climates with a temperature of 21°C to 27°C and annual rainfall between 75cm and 100cm.
  • India is the second-largest producer of sugarcane only after Brazil with a production of 354 million tonnes. It is the main source of sugar, gur (jaggery), khandsari, and molasses.
  • The major sugarcane-producing states are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Punjab, and Haryana.

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