India has __________ cropping seasons


India has three cropping seasons.

Main cropping seasons

There are three main cropping seasons in India – Kharif, Rabi, and Zaid.

Kharif Crops

  • From July to October,
  • Monsoon Crops are harvested from September to October.
  • Rice, sorghum, maize, tea, rubber, coffee, guar, Sesame, cereals like Arhar Dhal, pearl millet, soybeans, cotton, oilseeds, and such crops that need a lot of water.

Rabi Crops

  • Sowing season is from October to November.
  • Harvest season is from February to April, also known as winter crops
  • Cold weather is required for progress.
  • Less water is needed.
  • Wheat, oats, barley, pulses, cereals, oilseeds, linseed, and other grains are examples.

Zaid Crops

  • March to June is the best time to sowing which is between Kharif and Rabi
  • For growth and flowering, it requires warm, dry weather with longer days.
  • For example seasonal fruits and vegetables

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