Programed instructional material: Agriculture

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Topic:AgricultureClass: 8thAge:13Medium: English

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Objectives. To enable the pupils to acquire a knowledge of natural resourcesTo develop in pupil an understanding of how environment and climatic factors have influenced our livesTo train pupil for nature studyTo help the pupils to acquire economic efficiency and lead a successfulLets start module

AGRICULTURE The word agriculture is derived from Latin word ager or agri meaning soil and culture meaning , cultivation or tilling of soil . Agriculture is a primary activity. It includes growing crops ,fruits ,vegetables , flowers and rearing of live stock. In the world, 50% persons are engaged in agricultural activity. Indias 2/3 population is still dependent on agriculture. Favorable topography of soil and climate are vital for agricultural activity. The land on which the crops are grown is known as arable land. Some important inputs of farming or agriculture are seeds, fertilizers, machinery or lab our.Next page

Some of the operations involved in farming or agriculture are ploughing ,sowing, irrigation or harvesting. The output from the system includes crops, wool ,dairy and poultry products. In the past, agriculture is the only source for earning the livelihood for the major Indian population.

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Q1:The word agriculture is derived from the which word?

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Q2:How many % of people are engaged in agricultural activity in the world?

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Q3:How much population of India is still dependent on agriculture?1/31/42/32/4

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Q4:Which important inputs are used in agriculture?SeedsMachineryFertilizersAll the aboveBCDA

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Q5: What was the source of earning in the past?AgricultureCarpentrySheep rearingPoultryBCDA

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