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Discussion :: Indian Geography - Section 1 (Q.No.56)


Which of the following crops is regarded as a plantation crop?

[A]. Coconut
[B]. Cotton
[C]. Sugarcane
[D]. Rice

Answer: Option A


No answer description available for this question.

Ravinder Mehta said: (Jul 23, 2011)  
I think right answer should be rice as rice is grown but coconut is grown on trees.

Nidhi Sharma said: (Feb 18, 2012)  
Even cotton and sugar cane can b regarded as plantation crop.

Rice can never be plantation crop. As plantation crops are those crops which are grown in artificial made forest or farms. Mostly for cash or export bases.

Sonam A said: (Mar 1, 2013)  
@Ravinder: Coconut grown on trees...Ha...ha...ha..rice must be grown on plant.

Plantation crops are those trees or bushes that yield crops over a period of years in garden like cultivated lands and they are the mainstay of economy for many farmers. Most of the plantation crops are fast growing trees. E.g., Tea, Coffee, Rubber, Coconut, Cashewnut, Arecanut, oilpalm, Cocoa and betelvine etc. are the plantation crops.

Sivaraj said: (May 11, 2013)  
What is plantation crop?

Anusha Hegde said: (Aug 1, 2013)  
Plantation crops are temporarily set up forests, farms or estates for the purpose of exporting them rather than local consumption. Plantations may be harmful or useful depending on the type of crop cultivated.

Vishal Anand said: (Feb 20, 2014)  
Sugar and cotton are also plantation crops I guess as the question goes. Any kind of crop planted for commercial purposes on a large scale comes under plantation crops.

Aditya said: (Jul 8, 2014)  
A plantation is a long, artificially-established forest, farm or estate, where crops are grown for sale, often in distant markets rather than for local on-site consumption. The term plantation is informal and not precisely defined. Plantations are grown on a large scale as the crops are grown for commercial purposes, not for local consumption.

Crops grown on plantations include fast-growing trees (often conifers) , cotton, coffee, tobacco, sugarcane, sisal, some oil seeds (notably oil palms) and rubber trees. Farms that produce alfalfa, Lespedeza, clover, and other forage crops are usually not called plantations. The term "plantation" has usually not included large orchards (except for banana plantations) , but does include the planting of trees for lumber. A plantation is always a monoculture over a large area and does not include extensive naturally occurring stands of plants that have economic value. Because of its large size, a plantation takes advantage of economies of scale. Protectionist policies and natural comparative advantage have contributed to determining where plantations have been located.

Ray said: (Jun 23, 2016)  
Cotton is the right answer.

Shaji said: (Jun 29, 2016)  
Definition of plantation crop: It is defined as large scale production of tropical crop by uniform system of cultivation under cultural management.

Major crops are grown as: Tea, coffee, coconut, rubber, cocoa, cashew nut.

Biswajit said: (Jul 12, 2016)  
Cotton and sugar cane are cash crop and Rice is a food crop.

Satpal said: (Sep 14, 2016)  
Cotton and sugarcane should be right.

H Rahman said: (Dec 4, 2016)  
As per my understanding, coconut is the correct answer.

Nidhi Mayekar said: (Jan 12, 2017)  
According to me, the Rice must me the correct answer.

Aritra Bhadra said: (Jun 25, 2017)  
Sugarcane is also a plantation crop.

K.Teja Sree said: (Sep 20, 2017)  
I think cotton and sugarcane are apt for this question coming to these 2 varities they are mostly grown for commercial purposes and they are in use only after their processing to increase their market value too.

Punith Shetty said: (Oct 9, 2017)  
Coconut is the right answer because it will grow in this (in Kannada) remaining things are growing in gadde (in Kannada).

Snehasis said: (Oct 25, 2017)  
Difference between cash and plantation crop?

Sunny said: (Jan 25, 2018)  
What is meant by plantation crops?

Ganesh said: (Jun 13, 2018)  
Cotton is the answer.

Kom said: (Jul 12, 2018)  
Cotton is the correct answer.

Ramesh Kumar said: (Oct 14, 2018)  
Coconut is the right answer.

Nitish Kumar said: (Dec 9, 2019)  
A plantation is a large farm or estate, usually in a tropical or subtropical country, where crops that are not consumed for food are grown for sale in distant markets, rather than for local consumption. Such crops include cotton, coffee, tobacco, sugar cane, sisal, and various oil seeds and rubber trees.

Ravi said: (Feb 17, 2020)  
But in my class, they say the only coconut would work.

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