What are the different ways of increasing production on the same piece of land? Use examples to explain


Points to remember:

  • All land is cultivated in Palampur. No land is left idle.
  • During the rainy season (Kharif) farmers grow jowar and bajra. These plants are used as cattle feed.
  • Cultivation of potatoes is done in the month of October and December.
  • In the winter season (rabi), fields are sown with wheat.
  • A part of the land area is also devoted to Sugarcane which is harvested annually.
  • The main reason why farmers are able to grow three different crops in a year in Palampur is due to the well-developed system of irrigation.
  • By the mid-1970s the entire cultivated area of 200 hectares was irrigated.
  • To grow more than one crop on a piece of land during the year is known as multiple cropping.

Answer to be written in exam:

  1. To grow more than one crop on a piece of land during the year is known as Multiple cropping.
  2. It is the most common way of increasing production on a given piece of land.
  3. For example- In Palampur, all land is cultivated.
  4. Jowar and bajra are the crops that grow in Palampur during the rainy season , followed by potatoes between October and December, while wheat is sown in the fields throughout the winter.
  5. This is primarily due to the well-developed irrigation system.


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