AGRICULTURE AND THE ECONOMY

- agriculture was still flourishing
- was very significant for economics during the time
- land revenue was collected
- land ws divided into 3 sections- fallow or wasteland owned by the state, cultivated land owned by the state from which the main portions of the state income was derived and private land.
- The king was able to give out grants which were called 'Agrahaara' which was revoked after death
- the king had direct control over that land
- the main produce was paddy, wheat, fruits, sugarcane, bamboo, etc.
- the Gupta kings also took special care of irrigation purpose of agricultural economy