Explain any five characteristics of commercial farming in India

(i) The main characteristic of commercial farming is the use of high doses of modern inputs, like high yielding varieties of seeds, chemical fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides in order to obtain higher productivity.
(ii) The degree of commercialisation of agriculture varies from one region to another, for example rice is a commercial crop of Punjab and haryana but in Orissa it is a subsistence crop.
(iii) Plantation is also a type of commercial farming where a single crop is grown on a large area.
(iv) Plantations cover large areas using capital intensive inputs with the help of migrant labourers.
(v) In India tea, coffee, rubber, sugarcane, banana are important plantation crops.

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