SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    With reference to Indian agriculture, which one of the following statements is correct?

    A)  Over 85 percent of the area under pulses in India is rainfed.

    B)  The share of pulses in the gross cropped area at the national level has doubled in the last two decades.

    C)  India accounts for about 15 percent of the total area under rice in the world.

    D)  Rice occupies about 34 percent of the gross cropped area of India.

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Most of the pulses are crops of drier areas and require little or no irrigation. Thus 90 percent of the area under pulse in India is rainfed. However percentage of irrigated area under pulses has increased in the recent past.

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