Q. Consider the following statements arhar or tur:
1.It is known as red gram or pigeon pea.
2.Maharashtra is the leading producer of arhar.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Explanation: Tur is the second important pulse crop in the country. It is also known as red gram or pigeon pea.

  • It is cultivated over marginal lands and under rainfed conditions in the dry areas of central and southern states of the country.
  • This crop occupies only about 2 per cent of total cropped area of India. Maharashtra alone contributes about one-third of the total production of tur.

Source: NCERT – India People & Economy