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Identify the period in which kharif crops are grown:
A. October to march
B. March to September
C. June to September
D. September to march

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Hint: Kharif crops are those which are grown by sowing them in the southwest monsoon. They are also called Monsoon crops as they require large amounts of water to grow.

Complete answer:
 In India, the season is famously known as to start from June to the end of October. These kharif crops are grown by sowing them at the beginning of the rainy season when the first rain starts means they are grown at the beginning of monsoon season and harvested at the end of monsoon season. Rice, maize, pulses such as urad, moong dal and millets are considered among the main kharif crops. Some more examples are: sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet, arhar, soyabean, groundnut (oil seeds), cotton, etc.
Kharif crops are also known as Autumn crops. They are domesticated plants that are grown in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh during the time of Indian subcontinent monsoon season.
These crops are totally dependent over the quantity of rain and its timing as well. The quality and quantity of crops can get affected by too little or too much raining.
Hence, the correct answer is option (C) June to September.

Kharif crops are opposite of rabi crops on the basis of the timing of their cultivation as rabi crops are the crops sown in the dry season, that is, in winters. Some examples of Rabi crops are: Wheat, barley, oats (cereals), chicken pea, linseed, mustard, etc.
Apart from rabi and kharif crops, there is one more type of crop called Zaid which includes the seasonal fruits, vegetables, and fodder crops, etc.