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Which crop is cultivated most in India?
Take the Rediff Biz Quiz and find out how much you know about India and its agriculture.

1. What percentage of India's total labour force is dependent on agriculture?
a) 35%
b) 65%
c) 76%

2. India is the leading producer of which of the following agricultural products?
a) Sugar
b) Jute
c) Onion

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Sugar.
According to the United Nations' Food & Agriculture Organization, India topped the list of highest sugar producing countries, ahead of Brazil and China. India produced around 21 million tonnes of sugar last year. It ranks second in the world in the production of jute (Bangladesh is the first), while it is the third largest producer of cotton in the world.
Correct!
According to the United Nations' Food & Agriculture Organization, India topped the list of highest sugar producing countries, ahead of Brazil and China. India produced around 21 million tonnes of sugar last year. It ranks second in the world in the production of jute (Bangladesh is the first), while it is the third largest producer of cotton in the world.

3. When was the Food Corporation of India set up?
a) 1947
b) 1965
c) 1973

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is 1965.
The Food Corporation of India, which was set up in 1965, operates as the sole agency of the central government for procurement, import, distribution, storage, movement and sale of food grains. It also performs other diversified activities such as rice milling and production of nutritious processed food.
Correct!
The Food Corporation of India, which was set up in 1965, operates as the sole agency of the central government for procurement, import, distribution, storage, movement and sale of food grains. It also performs other diversified activities such as rice milling and production of nutritious processed food.

4. Which of the following is the most cultivated crop in India?
a) Wheat
b) Sugarcane
c) Rice

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is Rice.
Rice was cultivated on an area of around 32.5 million hectares during the fiscal year 2002-2003. This was actually a decrease of 17 per cent compared to the area under cultivation in the year before that. This was due to deficient rainfall and drought conditions in the country. Even so, rice is the most cultivated crop in India. India is the world's second-largest producer of rice, behind China.
Correct!
Rice was cultivated on an area of around 32.5 million hectares during the fiscal year 2002-2003. This was actually a decrease of 17 per cent compared to the area under cultivation in the year before that. This was due to deficient rainfall and drought conditions in the country. Even so, rice is the most cultivated crop in India. India is the world's second-largest producer of rice, behind China.

5. Which agricultural scientist has won the Magsaysay Award?
a) K Subramanyam
b) M S Swaminathan
c) Sudhir Gupta

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is M S Swaminathan.
Dr M S Swaminathan is the former Director General of International Rice Institute, Manila; the architect of India's Green Revolution; the Director of Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development, Chennai; and a recipient of the Magsaysay Award (1971), the Volvo Environment Prize (1999) and the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament & Development (2002).
Correct!
Dr M S Swaminathan is the former Director General of International Rice Institute, Manila; the architect of India's Green Revolution; the Director of Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development, Chennai; and a recipient of the Magsaysay Award (1971), the Volvo Environment Prize (1999) and the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament & Development (2002).

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