Over 48% of South India's citizenry is affianced in agriculture, which is abundantly abased on melancholia monsoons Some of the basic crops able in South India accommodate paddy, sorghum, fair millet, pulses, sugarcane, cotton, chilli, and ragi. Areca, coffee, tea, vanilla, rubber, pepper, tapioca, and cardamom are able on the hills, while attic grows in affluence in littoral areas. Andhra Pradesh is the better ambassador of rice in India,[while Karnataka produces 70% of India's coffee. Frequent droughts in arctic Karnataka, Rayalaseema and Telangana accept larboard farmers debt-ridden, banishment them to advertise their livestock and sometimes alike to accomplish suicide. The arena additionally suffers from baptize scarcity, abnormally during summer. Since the liberalisation of the Indian economy, South India has apparent a abatement in acquirement from agronomics and agronomics accompanying casework .
Traditionally, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka accept been home to large, accessible area industries (referred to as Accessible Area Undertakings, or PSUs), with both states announcement aloft boilerplate advance ante in this area afterward bread-and-butter liberalisation.Chennai, The Detroit of South Asia accounts for about 35% of India's all-embracing automotive components while the registered address of 42% of all Central PSUs in South India are amid in Karnataka. Additionally, the advance of advice technology (IT) hubs in the arena accept spurred bread-and-butter advance and admiring adopted investments and job seekers from added genitalia of the country. Hyderabad and Bangalore the IT hubs of India are home tocomputer application giants. In budgetary 2006-2007, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka admiring the third and fourth accomplished absolute FDI approvals in India, respectively, totalling to over Rs 41,700 crore (US$ 8.59 billion) Computer application exports from South India grossed over Rs 64,000 crore (US$ 13.18 billion) in budgetary 2005-06.
Though Kerala lags abaft abounding of the Indian states in agreement of industrialisation,it has got astronomic bookish basic which enables a lions allotment of keralities to be active across and appropriately in agreement of affection of life per capita assets and accepted of active it ranks aboriginal in the country.