Assam is mainly an agricultural state, which accounts for the livelihood of about four-fifths of the state’s population. More than 70 percent of the workforce is engaged in agriculture and other similar activities. Rice is the primary food crop. Cash crops like jute, tea, cotton, oilseeds, sugarcane, potato, etc., are also grown in the state. Oranges, banana, pineapple, areca nut, coconut, guava, mango and jackfruit are grown on a small scale.