Agriculture is the primary occupation of the people of Darbhanga. Darbhanga district is devoid of forests. The trees found in the district are Sisam, Khair, palmyra and Khajur. Mango, jackfruit, Pipal and tamarind are found near village settlements. The district also has tracts of grasslands. Darbhanga town is noted for its trade in fish, mango and Makhana.