Sectors of Economy-Agriculture

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  • Q1

    Give any four causes for low productivity in the agricultural sector.

    Marks:2
    Answer:

    The causes for low productivity in agricultural sector are:
    1. Small size of land holding
    2. No scientific method of cultivation used
    3. Lack of marketing and credit facility
    4. Lack of warehouse and storage facility

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  • Q2

    Give any two contributions of agricultural sector.

    Marks:2
    Answer:

    Contributions of agricultural sector are:
    1. It contributes 17% to the GDP of India.
    2. It provides regular supply of food grains to the growing populations of India.

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  • Q3

    How does the nature of Indian farmer affect the productivity of agriculture?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Due to illiteracy and conservative nature, the Indian farmers do not use scientific method of cultivation. Thus, the agricultural sector witnesses low productivity.

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  • Q4

    Define agro-based industry.

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    Answer:

    Agro-based industry helps in processing agricultural products, livestock and fisheries, and converts them to edible and other usable forms.

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  • Q5

    What is the contribution of agriculture towards GDP in the year 2010-11?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    The agriculture sector contributed about 17% towards GDP in the year 2010-11.

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