Q. Consider the following statements regarding maize:
1.It is a food as well as fodder crop.
2.Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar are leading producers.
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: Maize is a food as well as fodder crop grown under semi-arid climatic conditions and over inferior soils.

  • This crop occupies only about 3.6 per cent of total cropped area. Maize cultivation is not concentrated in any specific region.
  • It is sown all over India except Punjab and eastern and north-eastern regions.
  • The leading producers of maize are the states of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Source: NCERT – India People & Economy