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Question : 1

Which of the fallowing are responsible for the decrease of per capita holding of cultivated land in India?

  1. Low per capita income.
  2. Rapid rate of increase of population.
  3. Practice of dividing land equally among the heirs.
  4. Use of traditional techniques of ploughing.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1 and 4

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 2,3 and 4

Answer: (c)

Rapid rate of increase of population and practice of dividing land equally among the heirs are responsible for the decrease of per capita holding of cultivated land in India.

Question : 2

With reference to Indian agriculture, consider the following statements:

  1. Agriculture provides direct livelihood to 59% of the labour force in India.
  2. It contributes more than 20% to the GDP
  3. It accounts for about 10% of the total value of India’s commodity exports
  4. Almost 80% of the area under agriculture is irrigated.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

a) 3 only

b) 1, 2, 3 and 4

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 4 only

Answer: (c)

Question : 3

Increase in agricultural production is due to:

  1. increase in cultivable area.
  2. improvement in yield
  3. better cropping pattern
  4. implementation of land reforms:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1 and 3

c) 1 and 2

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: (a)

Question : 4

An objective of the National Food Security Mission is to increase the production of certain crops which are

a) Rice, wheat and pulses only

b) Rice, wheat, pulses and oil seeds only

c) Rice and wheat only

d) Rice, wheat, pulses, oil seeds and vegetables

Answer: (a)

‘National Food Security Mission’, had been launched from the rabi season 2007–08 to increase the production of rice by 10 million tons, wheat by 8 million tons pulse by 2 million tons decided by National Development Council.

Question : 5

Consider the following statements:

  1. In India, the Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Policy for fertilizers was implemented in 2010.
  2. The Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Policy for fertilizers is applied only to nitrogen and phosphorus-based fertilizers.
  3. India is meeting 85% of its urea requirement through indigenous production.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 1 only

c) 1 and 3 both

d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: (c)

Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Policy on decontrolled Phosphatic and potassic fertilizer came into effect from 1st April 2010.

It has been decided to fix the subsidy on the nutrients:

  • ‘N’ – Nitrogen,
  • ‘P’ – Phosphorus,
  • ‘K’ – Potash and
  • ‘S’ – Sulphur contents.

India is meeting 85% of the urea fertilizer through indigenous production. However, we are deficient in phosphatic and potassic resources and around 90% is imported.

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