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Oilseeds are very important group of
1. food crops
2. commercial crops
3. plantation crops
4. None of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : commercial crops

Oilseeds are an important group of crops grains grown for their edible oil.

Oilseeds are categorized into cash crops.

  • Cash crops or commercial crops are those crops that are grown to earn profit from the cultivators.
  • Commercial crops are grown for the only sale in the market.
  • In India, different kinds of oilseeds are grown.
  • They are groundnut, rapeseed, mustard, soybean, and sunflower seeds.
  • India produces 16.6 per cent of groundnut in the world.
  • Through the use of irrigation, modern technologies, and high-yielding seeds, cultivation is increasing gradually.
  • In India, oilseeds are grown mostly in Gujrat, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.

Thus, we can say that Oilseeds are a very important group of commercial crops.

  • Food crops are those crops that are grown for only consumption by the farmers.
    • It includes wheat, rice, pulses, millets, etc.
  • Plantation crops are the crops where a single crop is grown extensively for commercial purpose e.g. rubber, banana, coffee, tea, etc

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