Agriculture in Goa is the important economic activities in the state. 15 to 16 percent of the total income of the state of Goa is depended on agriculture. Rice is cultivated in period between June to September during monsoon seasons. 78 percent of the agricultural area is rain fed where irrigation is insufficient. Commercial farming is ruled out as 80 percent of land bearing 2 hectares. Here the field size is small
Major crops cultivated in Goa:
- Fruits mainly cultivated as pineapple, mango, bananas and jackfruits
- Major crop as cereals like pulses and small millets are mainly harvested in Goa.
- The areca nut, coconut, cashew are the other major plantation crops
- The forest of Goa offers various types of barks and bamboo canes.
- Sweet potatoes, chillis, onions are also available in Goa
- bamboo canes, Maratha barks, chiller barks and bhirand are important forests products
A large assortment of mangoes is grown in Goa. mancurade, mussarade, fernandine, xavier, alfonsa, colaco are the popular Mango varieties of Goa. Kapo (hard) and rasal (soft) are two varieties of jackfruit grown here. The vegetables as brinjal, lady's fingers, radish, cucumber, pumpkins, drumsticks, breadfruit and different varieties of gourds are the important part of agriculture in Goa. However, though one fourth of the population is sustained by agriculture. Agriculture in Goa is significantly contributing in expansion and economic growth of the state. Availability of agricultural land is reducing due to rapid urbanization. The total area planted under forest in Goa is 1424.38 sq. kilometers.
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