Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The average temperature required for growing is between 20°C and 37°C.
2.It needs a hot and humid climate.
3.It requires around 150-300 cm of rainfall.
Which of the following crops require the above climatic conditions?

[A] Millets

[B] Wheat

[C] Pulses

[D] Rice

Answer: D

Rice crop needs a hot and humid climate. It is best suited to regions which have high humidity, prolonged sunshine and an assured supply of water. The average temperature required throughout the life period of the crop ranges from 21 to 37º C. the Maximum temp which the crop can tolerate 40º C to 42º C. It requires more water than any other crop. As a result, paddy cultivation is done only in those areas where minimum rainfall is 115 cm. Although the regions are having average annual rainfall between 150—300 cm are the most suitable.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/agriculture/paddy-cultivation-sees-decline/article65841782.ece