Cash crops are those cultivated by farmers to sell and earn profit than for consumption. These crops are cultivated in large quantities since the demand and price is high. These crops have large market inside and outside India. When farmers rely hugely on cash crops, soometimes they face a set back of incurring heavy losses, when a situation of excess supply happens in the global market.
Examples of some cash crops are Tea , Coffee, Tobacco, Cotton, Cardomom, cocoa, rubber, jute etc.