SSC Economics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    India is a leading vegetable producing country in the world. India has potential to become one of the largest vegetable exporters in the world due to its agro-climatic diversity. Consider the following statements:
    1. Potato being the staple food and easy to mix in several preparation ranks first in total production of vegetables.
    2. Among high value commodities, going for vegetable production and vegetable entrepreneurship is the best option for small and marginal farmers in India. Select the correct statements using the codes given below:-

    A)  1 only 

    B)  2 only

    C)  Both 1 and 2    

    D)  neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] India is home to a variety of fruits and vegetables, and is now the world's second-largest producer. Agricultural land under horticultural cultivation has more than doubled over the last two decades. In 1991-92, the total land under horticultural crops was reported to be 12.77 million hectares, which has increased to 23.69 million hectares by 2012-13, an increase of 85%. Total production has increased nearly 2.8 times during this period, with productivity increasing 1.5 times. India grows more than 40 kinds of vegetables. West Bengal tops with a 15.7% share of total vegetable production in the country in 2012-13. There has been an increase of 10.6% in total vegetable produce in the country from 2010-11 to 2012-13 with total output reaching 162 million tonne (MT). Uttar Pradesh is the second largest producer of vegetables with 19 million tonne followed by Bihar (16 MT), Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh with (12 MT) each. Major vegetables grown in India include potato, tomato, onion, brinjal etc. India leads the world in the production of peas and okra, while it is ranked second in the production of brinjal, cauliflower, cabbage and onion India is also the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices in the world, with around 50 species grown in the country.

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