Agricultural Diversification in India

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  • Q1

    Consider the following statements and identify the wrong one.

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    Answer:

    A major achievement of green revolution is that India has still not become self-sufficient in the production of food-grains.

    Explanation:

    A major achievement of the green revolution is that India has become self-sufficient in the production of food-grains. It demonstrates that the Indian agriculture is on move. Agriculture sector is no longer a stagnant sector.

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  • Q2

    ___________ is regarded as the father of green revolution in India.

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    Answer:

    M.S. Swaminathan

    Explanation:

    M.S. Swaminathan is regarded as the father of green revolution in India because of his contribution to the introduction and development of high-yielding varieties of wheat in India.

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  • Q3

    The case of ___________ in India presents a fine example of technology-induced agricultural diversification.

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    Answer:

    Green Revolution

    Explanation:

    The case of green revolution in India presents a fine example of technology-induced agricultural diversification. Modernisation of Indian agriculture began during the mid-sixties led to green revolution.

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  • Q4

    Agricultural diversification is regarded as an important means to _____________.

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    Answer:

    All of them

    Explanation:

    Agricultural diversification is regarded as an important means to increase output, to generate more employment and ensure sustainability of natural resources. Thus agricultural diversification is considered an important instrument of agricultural development of India.

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  • Q5

    ____________ refers to re-allocation of productive resources such as land, labour, capital farm equipment’s etc.

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    Answer:

    Agricultural diversification

    Explanation:

    Agricultural diversification refers to re-allocation of productive resources such as land, labour, capital farm equipment’s etc. It has two aspects – (i) diversification of crop production means change in cropping pattern and (ii) diversification of production activity.

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