3. Agriculture

Q- Where is the Indian Sugarcane Research Institute situated?
(a) New Delhi (b) Varanasi
(c) Kanpur (d) Lucknow
Ans: (d)

Q- Indian Pulse Research Institute is located in
(a) Allahabad (b) Kanpur
(c) Faizabad (d) Lucknow
Ans: (b)

Q- The Blue Revolution is related with
(a) Fish Production
(b) Food grain Production
(c) Oilseed Production
(d) Milk Production
Ans: (a)

Q- The head office of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is located in
(a) Lucknow (b) Hyderabad
(c) New Delhi (d) Mumbai
Ans: (d)

Q- ‘Everything else can wait, but not agriculture.’ The above statement is attributed to
(a) Jagjivan Ram
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Sardar Patel
Ans: (b)

Q- The importance of agriculture in Indian economy is indicated by its contribution to which of the following?
(a) National income and employment
(b) Industrial development and international trade
(c) Supply of food-grains
(d) All of the above
Ans: (d)

Q- The impact of Green Revolution was felt most in the production of
(a) Wheat (b) Rice
(c) Pulses (d) Oilseeds
Ans: (a)

Q- Under which Five Year Plan agriculture register a negative growth?
(a) Third (b) Fifth
(c) Seventh (d) Ninth
Ans: (a)

Q- The apex organisation of Marketing Co-operatives at the national level is
(a) FCI
(c) National Co-operative Union
(d) National Agriculture Marketing Board
Ans: (b)

Q- The percentage of agriculture land is vey high in all the following States except
(a) Punjab
(b) Haryana
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Sikkim
Ans: (d)

Q- In India, which of the following have the highest share in the disbursement of credit to agriculture and allied activities?
(a) Commercial Banks
(b) Co-operative Banks
(c) Regional Rural Banks
(d) Microfinance Institutions
Ans: (a)

Q- Where first Agriculture University of India was established?
(a) Kumarganj, Faizabad
(b) Pantnagar
(c) Kanpur
(d) Naini, Allahabad
Ans: (b)

Q- Where is the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) situated?
(a) Bengaluru (b) Karnal
(c) Mysore (d) Lucknow
Ans: (c)

Q- In which of the following years was the Food Corporation of India (FCI) set up?
(a) 1955 (b) 1960
(c) 1965 (d) 1970
Ans: (c)

Q- Indian Green Revolution started from
(a) Pantnagar (b) Bengaluru
(c) Kanpur (d) Delhi
Ans: (a)

Q- The apex institution in the sphere of Agriculture credit is
(a) State Bank of India
(b) Reserve Bank of India
(c) Regional Rural Bank
Ans: (d)

Q- Which of the following provides the largest credit to agriculture and allied sectors?
(a) Co-operative Banks
(b) Regional Rural Banks
(c) Commercial Banks
(d) Co-operative and Regional Rural Banks
Ans: (c)

Q- The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act was legislated in
(a) 1974 (b) 1976
(c) 1977 (d) 1978
Ans: (b)

Q- The Green Revolution has not been as green as if has been made out to be because
(a) It is confirmed to plantantion crops
(b) It is confirmed to selected region
(c) It is created big farmers
(d) It is confined only to wheat
Ans: (d)

Q- Who is known as Father of White Revolution in India?
(a) M.S. Swaminathan
(b) V. Kurien
(c) K.N. Bahal
(d) B.P. Pal
Ans: (b)

Q- The Green Revolution in India was the outcome of the efforts of who amongst the following?
(a) M.S. Swaminathan
(b) C. Rangrajan
(c) K.N. Kamath
(d) Rakesh Mohan
Ans: (a)

Q- Where is the Central Rice Research Institute located?
(a) Bengaluru (b) Kanpur
(c) Coimbatore (d) Cuttack
Ans: (d)

Q- The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was established in the year
(a) 1970 (b) 1975
(c) 1977 (d) 1982
Ans: (d)

Q- Agriculture sector directly employs one of the following percentages of labour force in India
(a) 20% (b) 30%
(c) 43% (d) 65%
Ans: (c)

Q- Dr. M.S. Swaminathan has distinguished himself in which of the following fields?
(a) Nuclear Physics
(b) Agriculutre
(c) Astrophysics
(d) Medicine
Ans: (b)

Q- Which of the following is the organisation, which is the apex in co-operative sector and deals in procurement, distribution, export and import of selected agricultural commodities?
(c) SIDBI (d) EXIM Bank
Ans: (a)

Q- NABARD was established in the
(a) Fourth Five Year Plan
(b) Fifth Five Year Plan
(c) Sixth Five Year Plan
(d) Eighth Five Year Plan
Ans: (c)

Q- Which one of the following methods of soil conservation is most effective in arid areas?
(a) Mulching
(b) Shelter belt
(c) Gully plugging
(d) Terracing
Ans: (b)

Q- Which is not a source of Agriculture finance in India?
(a) Co-operative Societies
(b) Commercial Banks
(c) Regional Rural Banks
(d) None of the above
Ans: (d)

Q- Indian agriculture is typically characterised as
(a) land surplus, labour scare economy
(b) land surplus, labour surplus economy
(c) land scare, labour surplus economy
(d) land scare, labour scare economy
Ans: (c)

Q- Which is the agency the Government has engaged to grade and standardise various agricultural products?
(a) Food Corporation of India
(b) Directorate of Marketing and Inspection
(c) Bureau of Indian Standards
(d) Central Statistical Organisation
Ans: (b)

Q- The Green Revolution in India is largely the result of
(a) better marketing and ware house facility
(b) apply new techniques of agriculture production
(c) setup regional rural and cooperative banks
(d) rural spread of commercial banks
Ans: (b)

Q- An objective of the National Food Security Mission is to increase the production of certain crops through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country. What are those crops?
(a) Rice and wheat only
(b) Rice, wheat and pulses only
(c) Rice, wheat, pulses and oil seeds only
(d) Rice, wheat, pulses, oil seeds and vegetables
Ans: (b)

Q- The term Green Revolution has been used to indicate higher production through
(a) creation of grasslands
(b) planting more trees
(c) creation of gardens in urban areas
(d) enhanced agricultural productivity per hectare
Ans: (d)

Q- The commission in India dealing with minimum support price, procurement price etc., in connection with agricultural goods is the
(a) Planning Commission
(b) Agricultural Costs and Price Commission
(c) Agricultural Price Commission
(d) National Marketing Commission
Ans: (c)

Q- The Green Revolution has led to marked increase in
1. Productivity of wheat
2. Productivity of pulses
3. Region inequalities
4. Inter-person inequalities Of the statements
(a) 1 and 2 are correct
(b) 3 and 4 are correct
(c) 1, 3 and 4 are correct
(d) All are correct
Ans: (d)

Q- The Agriculture Policy Resolution 1992 lay emphasis on
1. Farm Subsidy
2. Land Reform
3. Infrastructural Investment
4. Expansion of the Co-operative movement Codes
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Ans: (c)

Q- As we all know, a lot of people from underdeveloped State migrate to various progressive States as a agricultural labour. What are the major problems of agriculture in India owing to which people have to leave their own land and work as labourer on somebody else’s farm/ land?
1. Lack of irrigation facilities, low productivity of land and uncertain monsoon
2. Non-availability of fertilizers etc. on subsidized rates
3. Single crop cultivation
(a) Only 1 (b) Only 2
(c) Only 3 (d) All the three
Ans: (d)

Q- Consider the following statements:
1. The Union Government fixes the Statutory Minimum Price of sugarcane for each sugar season.
2. Sugar and sugarcane are essential commodities under the Essential Commodities Act. Which of these statements are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (c)

Q- ……… is the most industrially advanced State in India.
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Punjab
(c) Gujarat
(d) Tamil Nadu
Ans: (a)

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