Dry Farming in India


Dry Farming is practised in the areas where the amount of annual rainfall is generally less than 80 cms.

In such regions, the farmers are generally dependent upon rainfall.

Here, moisture content in the soil is less.

Hence, only one crop can be grown in a year.

Millets like jawar, bajra, ragi, pulses etc. are important crops grown under this type of farming.

Rajasthan, Maharashtra, parts of Madhya Pradesh, Southern Haryana, part of Gujarat and Karnataka fall under this category of farming.

In such areas, farmers adopt subsidy activities such as dairy, cattle farming to supplement their meagre farm incomes.