The main occupation of the people here is agriculture which covers about 70% of its population. The important crops grown here are rice, jowar, bajra, ragi, small millets, cotton, sugarcane, pulses, groundnut, bananas, and tobacco. The state accounts for about 94% of Virginia tobacco and about 55% of the country’s production of castor. Nearly 23% of the state’s total land is covered by forests. The major forest trees are teak, eucalyptus, cashew, bamboo, soft wood, etc.