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Rice and wheat are the major food crops of India. But the geographical conditions required for their cultivation are different. Write these differences.

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  • Rice requires high temperature of above 24°C and a good amount of rainfall, more than 150cm. But wheat requires 10° to 26°C temperature and 75cm of rainfall.
  • Alluvial soil is suitable for both the crops. But wheat requires well drained alluvial soil.
  • Rice is a Kharif crop while wheat is rabi crop.
  • Rice is a tropical crop while wheat is a temperate crop. 
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