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The economy of Madhya Pradesh is 
1. agriculture dominant
2. capital dominant
3. industry dominant
4. None of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : agriculture dominant

The correct answer is agriculture dominant.

  • The economy of Madhya Pradesh is agriculture dominant.
  • Madhya Pradesh, with its large area, enjoys miscellaneous climatic and soil conditions suitable for a broad range of agricultural products.
  • The agricultural sector in Madhya Pradesh forms the groundwork of its economy.
  • It chips in almost one-fourth of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) and is the main origin of employment for over 65 percent of the population and constitutes about 60- 75 percent of the rural income.
  • The state is a large generator of soybean and wheat.

  • Sharbati variety is famous for wheat is grown in Sehore, Vidisha, and Ashok Nagar districts, and in some parts of Bhopal and Hoshangabad.
  • Madhya Pradesh takes the lead in the production of a gram, linseed, green pea, garlic, and coriander.
  • The state is also a major manufacturer of linseed, mustard, sunflower, and safflower.
  • Agro-climatic diversity and topographical variations authorize the state to grow a wide range of cereals, pulses, oilseeds, and cash crops, besides being home to myriad varieties of plant species, both in forest areas and outside.
  • Different varieties of tropical fruits and vegetables and spices like coriander, chili, and garlic are also widely grown. Areas under cultivation of safflower and sunflower are also expanding.

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