08 Feb 2018

Agriculture is the biggest industry in India

Agriculture is the biggest industry in India and it generates a significant number of employments in the country. The features of weather, geography, and soil of India are diverse. As a consequence, a range of crops are grown in the country. India crops include food grains like rice, wheat, and pulses.

Given below are the names of various crops, vegetables, and fruits that are cultivated in India:

  1. Food grains
    • Wheat
    • Rice
    • Jowar
    • Ragi and Bajra (millets)
    • Sorghum


  1. Spices
    • Cardamom
    • Nutmeg and mace
    • Garlic
    • Turmeric
    • Ginger
    • Dry chillies and peppers
    • Coriander
    • Anise
  2. Seeds and pulses
    • Safflower seeds
    • Castor oil seeds
    • Pulses
    • Sesame seeds
    • Cotton seed and lint
    • Lentil
    • Fennel
  3. Vegetables
    • Lemons
    • Chickpeas
    • Okra
    • Cauliflowers
    • Green peas
    • Pumpkins
    • Potatoes
    • Gourds
    • Tomatoes
    • Cabbages
    • Onions
    • Dry beans
    • Limes
    • Pigeon peas
    • Brinjal
  4. Fruits
    • Coconuts
    • Banana
    • Mangoes
    • Guavas
    • Squashes
    • Sugarcane
    • Tropical fresh fruit
  5. Nuts 
    • Cashew nuts
    • Groundnut
  6. Beverages 
    • Tea
    • Coffee
08 Feb 2018

Read: Economic Survey 2017-18

The Economic Survey for 2017-18 was tabled in Parliament on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Read the entire survey and its findings here:

Volume I
Chapter 1: State of the Economy: An Analytical Overview and Outlook for Policy

Chapter 2: A New, Exciting Bird’s-Eye View of the Indian Economy through the GST

Chapter 3: Investment and Saving Slowdowns and Recoveries: Cross-Country Insights for India

Chapter 4: Reconciling Fiscal Federalism and Accountability: Is there a Low Equilibrium Trap?

Chapter 5: Is there a “Late Converger Stall” in Economic Development? Can India Escape it?

Chapter 6: Climate, Climate Change, and Agriculture

Chapter 7: Gender and Son Meta-Preference: Is Development Itself an Antidote?

Chapter 8: Transforming Science and Technology in India

Chapter 9: Ease of Doing Business’ Next Frontier: Timely Justice

Volume II
Chapter 1: An Overview of India’s Economic Performance in 2017-18

Chapter 2: Review of Fiscal Developments

Chapter 3: Monetary Management and Financial Intermediation

Chapter 4: Prices and Inflation

Chapter 5: Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate Change

Chapter 6: External Sector

Chapter 7: Agriculture and Food Management

Chapter 8: Industry and Infrastructure

Chapter 9: Services Sector

Chapter 10: Social Infrastructure, Employment and Human Development

Source: Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India