Give an account of rice cultivation in India, under the following heads: (a) Temperature, rainfall and irrigation require¬ments. (b) Soil requirements. (c) Two major rice producing states

Rice :
(a) (i) Temperature : Above 25°C and high humidity.
(ii) Rainfall : Above 100 cms.
(iii) Irrigation : In areas of less rainfall irrigation is required.
(b) Soils : Alluvial soil and deltaic.
© Major producing states : West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttaranchal.