Crop which was not known to Vedic people is?

Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Agriculture in Vedic Perid

    Pre-Historic Period-Question 36

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers in English.36. The crop which was not known to Vedic people is?
A. Barley
B. Wheat

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Q36. The crop which was not known to Vedic people is?
A. Barley
B. Wheat
C. rice
D. tobacco


Note: Tobacco was introduced in India by the Portuguese.

🔑Key Points

✔Tobacco was not known by the people of the Vedic period. During this period, economic activity was dominated by agriculture.

The Vedic period, or Vedic age (c. 1500 – c. 500 BCE), is the period in the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age of the history of India when the Vedic literature, including the Vedas (ca. 1300–900 BCE), was composed in the northern Indian subcontinent, between the end of the Urban Indus Valley Civilisation and a second urbanisation which began in the central Indo-Gangetic Plain c. 600 BCE.

Agriculture was mainly done along the Ganges valley. The crops cultivated during this period were Wheat, Rice, and Barley, Beans, and Sesame.

✔Wheat, rice and barley were known at the time of Vedic period. These were important grains grown in this time period. The agricultural implements mentioned in the Vedic literature include the Plough.

The Vedic people cultivated the crops of wheat, barley, and other eatable nuts which were the primary food items.

The Vedic people had good knowledge of science, they also found out the role of light in manufacturing the food off the trees themselves. The people utilized the Sun rays for the purpose of getting good crops in Vedic agriculture.

Vedic people’s another achievement was Manuring. The people of the Vedic period used the useless items like the leaves, cow dung and other materials thrown into the agriculture land made them decompose. This process made the soil to increase the fertility of good crops. The Atharvaveda narrated, how to increase the soil fertility and how to improve the productivity of the cultivated land.

Being pastoralists, the main source of food was the cattle for the early Vedic Aryans. This meant that the milk and its products were the sources of a staple diet for the Aryans.

At the ancient site of Mehrgarh, where the earliest evidence has been found, barley was the dominant crop and was apparently supplemented with some wheat.

The second stage, dating to about 7000 BP at Mehrgarh, includes evidence of another crop, cotton.

In the later Vedic texts (c. 3000–2500 BP) there are repeated references to agricultural technology and practices.It include iron implements,the cultivation of a wide range of cereals, vegetables, and fruits,the use of meat and milk products, and animal husbandry.

Farmers plowed the soil several times, broadcast seeds, and used a certain sequence of cropping and fallowing. Cow dung provided fertilizer, and irrigation was practiced where necessary.


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