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IAS Previous Year ECONOMY Questions – Lecture – 9 – STHAAPNA Series

Q1. With reference to ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’, consider the following statements:
(2016)
1. Under this scheme, farmers will have to pay a uniform premium of two percent for any crop they
cultivate in any season of the year.
2. This scheme covers post-harvest losses arising out of cyclones and unseasonal rains.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q2. With reference to ‘Initiative for Nutritional Security through Intensive Millets Promotion’,
which of the following statements is/are correct? (2016)
1. This initiative aims to demonstrate the improved production and post-harvest technologies, and to
demonstrate value addition techniques, in an integrated manner, with cluster approach.
2. Poor, small, marginal and tribal farmers have larger stake in this scheme.
3. An important objective of the scheme is to encourage farmers of commercial crops to shift to millet
cultivation by offering them free kits of critical inputs of nutrients and micro irrigation equipment.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1,2 and 3

 

Q3. With reference to micro-irrigation, which of the following statements is/are correct? (2011)
1. Fertilizer/nutrient loss can be reduced.
2. It is the only means of irrigation in dry land farming.
3. In some areas of farming, receding of ground water table can be checked.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1,2 and 3

 

Q4. Which of the following is/are the advantage /advantages of practising drip irrigation? (2016)
1. Reduction in weed
2. Reduction in soil salinity
3. Reduction in soil erosion
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) None of the above is an advantage of practising drip irrigation

 

Q5. Assertion (A) : India does not export natural rubber.
Reason (R) : About 97% of India’s demand for natural rubber is met from domestic production.
(2004)
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A
c) A is true but R is false
d) A is false but R is true

 

Q6. Consider the following statement:
India continues to be dependent on imports to meet the requirement of oilseeds in the country
because: (2004)
1. farmers prefer to grow food grains with highly remunerative support prices.
2. most of the cultivation of oilseed crops continues to be dependent on rainfall.
3. oils from the seeds of free origin and rice bran have remained unexploited.
4. it far cheaper to import oilseeds than to cultivate the oilseed crops.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1,2 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3
d) 1,2,3 and 4

 

Q7. Consider the following statements: (2018)
1. The quantity of imported edible oils is more than the domestic production of edible oils in the last
five years.
2. The Government does not impose any customs duty on all the imported edible oils as a special
case.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 or 2

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