Plantation Crop in India
- September 10, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Erratic climate pattern taking a toll on producers of tea, coffee, rubber
- The term plantation crop refers to those crops which are cultivated on an extensive scale in contiguous area, owned and managed by an individual or a company.
- The crops include tea, coffee, rubber, cocoa, coconut, arecanut, oil palm, palmyrah and cashew.
- These are high value commercial crops of greater economic importance and play a vital role in improving Indian economy, especially in view of their export potential, employment generation and poverty alleviation particularly in rural sector.
- Coconut, cashewnut, cocoa, arecanut, oil palm and palm yrah come under Ministry of Agriculture while tea, coffee and rubber are dealt by Ministry of Commerce.
Leading Plantation Crops Producing States