Sugarcane: Major crops and cropping patterns of India
Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) family Gramineae (Poaceae) is widely grown crop in India.
It provides employment to over a million people directly or indirectly besides contributing significantly to the national exchequer.
Sugarcane growing countries of the world lay between the latitude 36.7° north and 31.0° south of the equator extending from tropical to subtropical zones.
Sugar cane originated in New Guinea where i
Saffron is a plant whose dried stigmas (thread-like parts of the flower) are used to make saffron spice.
Saffron cultivation is believed to have been introduced in Kashmir by Central Asian immigrants around the 1st Century BCE.
Pampore region, in India, commonly known as Saffron bowl of Kashmir, is the main contributor to saffron production, followed by Budgam, Srinagar, and Kishtiwar districts.
Saffron has traditionally been associated with the famous Kashmiri cuisine.