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Compare ‘intensive subsistence farming’ with that of ‘commercial farming’ practiced in India.

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Comparison between ‘Intensive Subsistence farming’ and ‘Commercial farming’ – 

(i) In Intensive subsistence farming pressure of population on land is high whereas in commercial farming population pressure is low. 

(ii) In intensive subsistence farming labour intensive farming is used whereas in commercial farming mechanized form of farming is used. 

(iii) In intensive subsistence farming there is low capital investment whereas in commercial farming high capital investment is seen. 

(iv) In intensive subsistence farming farmers produce for their own consumption whereas in commercial farming production is mainly for the market. 

(v) In intensive subsistence farming processing industries are not associated with farms whereas in commercial farming processing industries are associated with plantations. 

(vi) In intensive subsistence farming multiple cropping is practiced whereas in commercial farming single cropping is practiced. 

(vii) In intensive subsistence farming land holdings are small whereas in commercial farming land holdings are large. 

(viii) Any other relevant point. Any five points of comparison to be mentioned

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