Discuss significant characteristics of rice cultivation in India.
Ans. Characteristics of rice cultivation are
(i) It is the staple food crop of a majority of the people in India.
(ii) India is the second largest producer in the world after China.
(iii) Dense network areas of canal irrigation and tubewells have made it possible to grow rice in areas of less rainfall such as Punjab, Haryana and Western UP.
(iv) In Assam, West Bengal and Odisha, three crops of rice in a year namely-Aus, Aman and Boro are grown.