This group constitutes brown sarson, toria and raya crops. These crops occupy an area of over 8.4 thousand hectares, with a total production of 3.6 thousand tones with average yield of 4.3 q/ha.
Out of three crops, sarson occupies the bulk of the area. However, with the introduction of new varieties of toria and raya, more and more farmers are taking to the cultivation of these crops owing to the advantages enjoyed by them over sarson. District-wise distribution of these crops shows that Chamba occupying almost 50% of the area under these crops makes the maximum contribution of the production of these crops. Rapeseed and mustard are raised under rainfed conditions and the mean yields are generally low. However, these can be considerably improved by sowing improved varieties and by following the improved package of practices.