UPSC Prelims 2021: Questions from Agriculture

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Here are the UPSC Prelims 2021 questions and solutions for these subjects.

Q41. How is permaculture farming different from Conventional chemical farming?

  1. Permaculture farming discourages monocultural practices but in conventional chemical farming, monoculture practices are predominant.
  2. Coventional chemical farming can cause Increase in soil salinity but the occurrence of such phenomenon is not observed in permaculture farming.
  3. Coventional chemical farming is easily possible in semi-arid regions but permaculture farming is not so easily possible in such region.
  4. Practice of mulching is very important in permaculture farming but not necessarily so in conventional chemical farming.

Select the correct answer using the cords given below;

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1,2 and 4

(c) 4 only

(d) 2 and 3

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Q42. With reference to ‘palm oil’ considered the following statement?

  1. The palm oil tree is native to Southeast Asia.
  2. The palm oil is a raw material for some industries producing lipstick and perfumes.
  3. The palm oil can be used to produced biodiesel.

Which of statement given above are correct?

(a)  1 and 2 only

(b)  2 and 3 only

(c)  1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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Q47. Among the following which on one is the least least water-efficient crop?

(a) Sugarcane

(b) Sunflower

(c) Pearl Millet

(d) Red gram

Q49. In the context of India’s preparation of climate smart agriculture. Consider the following statements.

  1. The climate-smart village approach in India as a part of project led by the Climate Change, Agriculture and food security (CCAFS) an international research programme.
  2. The project (CCAFS) is carried out under consultative group on International Agriculture research (CGIAR) headquarter in France.
  3. The International Corps Research Institute for the semi-Arid tropic (ICRISAT) is India is one of the CGIR’s research centres.

Which of the statements given above are correct ?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 1,2 and 3