Q. With reference to Kharif Crop Cultivation in India consider the following statements:
1.Kharif food crops constitute nearly 75% of the country’s original food supply.
2.Area sown under Kharif crop cultivation has substantially decreased in 2023 as compared to 2022 on account of low rainfall in the country.
3.Area sown for rice cultivation for 2023 has also seen reduction when compared to last Year.
How many of the above statement are correct?

[A] Only one

[B] Only two

[C] All three

[D] None

Answer: D

Statement 1,2 and 3 are incorrect- The area under kharif or summer-sown crops which account for half of the country’s annual food supply stands at 108.8 million hectares, nearly the same as 2022.

Rice dominates among the kharif crops with an area sown of 403.41 lakh hectares, surpassing last year’s 392.81 lakh hectares.This indicates the significance of rice cultivation in India’s agricultural landscape.

Source-Forum IAS