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Q.1 In the context of food and nutritional security of India, enhancing the ‘Seed Replacement Rates’ of various crops helps in achieving the food production targets of the future.

But what is/are the constraint/s in its wider/greater implementation? (2014)

1. There is no National Seeds Policy in place.

2. There is no participation of private sector seed companies in the supply of quality seeds of vegetables and planting materials of horticultural crops.

3. There is a demand-supply gap regarding quality seeds in case of low value and high volume crops.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None


Q.2 Indian farmers are unhappy over the introduction of “Terminator Seed Technology” because the seeds produced by this technology are expected to: (1999) 

a) show poor germination

b) from low-yielding plants despite the high quality

c) give rise to sexually sterile plants

d) give rise to plants incapable of forming viable seeds


Q.3 Why does the Government of India promote the use of ‘Neem-coated Urea’ in agriculture? (2016) 

a) Release of Neem oil in the soil increases nitrogen fixation by the soil microorganisms

b) Neem coating slows down the rate of dissolution of urea in the soil

c) Nitrous oxide, which is a greenhouse gas, is not at all released into atmosphere by crop fields

d) It is a combination of a weedicide and a fertilizer for particular


Q.4)  As per the NSSO 70th Round “Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households”, consider the following statements : (2018)

1. Rajasthan has the highest percentage share of agricultural households among its rural households.

2. Out of the total agricultural households in the country, a little over 60 percent belong to OBCs.

3. In Kerala, a little over 60 percent of agricultural households reported to have received maximum income from sources other than agricultural activities.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3


Q.5) The FAO accords the status of ‘Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS)’ to traditional agricultural systems. What is the overall goal of this initiative? (2016)

1. To provide modern technology, training in modern farming methods and financial support to local communities of identified GIAHS so as to greatly enhance their agricultural productivity

2. To identify and safeguard eco-friendly traditional farm practices and their associated landscapers, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems of the local communities

3. To provide Geographical Indication status to all the varieties of agricultural produce in such identified GIAHS

Select the correct answer using the code given below: 

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

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