A) A post office on an average in India serves an area of more than 20 sq km
B) A post office on an average in India serves a population of more than 7000
C) After China, India has the largest postal network in the world
D) The postal system in India was established by Warren Hastings in the year 1766
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] India has the largest Postal Network in the world with over 1, 54, 882 Post Offices (as on 31.03.2014) of which 1, 39,182 (89.86%) are in the rural areas. At the time of independence, there were 23,344 Post Offices, which were primarily in urban areas. Thus, the network has registered a seven-fold growth since Independence, with the focus of this expansion primarily in rural areas. On an average, a Post Office serves an area of 21.22 Sq. Km and a population of 8221 people. The postal system, established by Lord Clive in the year 1766.
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