Describe the geographical conditions required for the growth of Rice.

Climatic conditions required for the growth of rice:

(i) It is a Kharif crop which requires high temperature (above 25 °C).

(ii) High humidity with annual rainfall above 100 cm.

(iii) In the areas of less rainfall, it grows with the help of irrigation.

(iv) It is grown in the plains of north and north-eastern India, coastal areas and the deltaic regions.

(v) Development of dense network of canal irrigation and tube wells have made it possible to grow rice in areas of less rainfall such as Punjab and Haryana.

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