CASH CROPS OF PAKISTAN Outlines: Pakistan is an agricultural country. The farmers grow two type of crops, food crops and non food crops. Non food crops are cash crops. Cash crops are those crops which are exported to other countries and they earn foreign exchange. The most important cash crops are cotton, rice, sugar cane, tobacco and seed oils. The textile, the sugar and tobacco industry of pakistan largley depend on these crops. Pakistan is an agricultural country. Most of its population lives in villages. The farmers of pakistan live on farming and agriculture. They grow two types of crops food crops and non food crops. The non food crops are called cash crops. By cash crops we mean those crops which earn foreign exchange for the country. They are exported to foreign countries and they do a roaring business there. The most imortant cash crops are cotton, rice, tobbaco, fruits and oil seeds. Cotton is the major crop which is exported. It is called the silver fibre. The textile industry of pakistan largely depends on it. Tousands of families in our country live on this industry. Cotton is grown in sind and punjab. The farmers work very hard to cultivate it. They use all types of pesticides to save it from the attack of various diseases. Rice is the other crop which earns a rich amount of foreign exchange. It is grown on a large scale in sindh and in punjab. We grow some of the finest variety of rice. Our rice is in great demand all wver the world. Our farmers work very hard to grow and cultivate good quality of rice. Sugarcane is another popular cash crop. It is grown every where in pakistan. Sugar is needed everywhere in the world. We export surplus sugar to other countries. Our sugar industry largely depends on its production. We can earn a large amount of foreign exchange if we work hard to produce more sugarcane. Tobacco is another cash crop. It is cultivated in different parts of the country. However N.W.F.P is known for the roduction of best quality of tobacco. Our tobacco industry largely depends on it. The world’s famous variety of tobacco called virginia tobacco is grown and produced in peshawar. We export the surplus tobacco to europeon countries and earn a great amount of foreign exchange. Oil seeds are also exported to other countries but in limited quantity. Cotton seeds, mustard seeds and sun flowers are commonly, used to manufacture vegetable ghee. The surplus oil seeds are exported to other countries. Fruits like apples, mangoes and kinoos are also sold abroad. Their best qualities are exported to other countries. All these cash crops bring in a large amount of foreign exchange which is spent on the development of the country.