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NCERT 8th Class (CBSE) Social Science: Agriculture

Question: What is the basic function of the three basic types of economic activities?

Answer. The three types of economic activities are involved in the transformation from a plant to a finished product.

Question: What are tertiary activities?

Answer: Tertiary activities are those which provide support to primary and secondary activities.

Question: In what sorts of areas are agricultural activities concentrated?

Answer: Agricultural activities are concentrated in those areas of the world which have suitable conditions of growing crops.

Question: What is arable land?

Answer: The land on which crops are grown is called arable land.

Question: How is subsistence farming classified?

Answer: Subsistence farming is classified into intensive and primitive subsistence agriculture.

Question: In what sort of areas is nomadic herding practiced?

Answer: Nomadic herding is practiced in semi- arid and arid regions of Sahara, Central Asia and some parts of India.

Question: Why is mixed farming called so?

Answer: In mixed farming the land is used for growing crops as well as rearing livestock.

Question: What is the main feature of plantation agriculture?

Answer: In plantation agriculture only a single crop is grown.

Question: What weather conditions are required in the growing and harvesting seasons of wheat?

Answer: In the growing season wheat requires moderate temperature and rainfall and in the harvesting season it needs bright sunshine.

Question: Which two countries lead in the production of jute?

Answer: India and Bangladesh are the leading producers of jute.

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