UPSC Previous Year question paper – 2001-2005 – Agriculture in the National Economy



UPSC previous year question paper of subject Agriculture in the National Economy from the year 2001-2005 with answers.

#1. Consider the following statement: [2004] India continues to be dependent on imports to meet the requirement of oilseeds in the country because: 1. farmers prefer to grow food grains with highly remunerative support prices. 2. most of the cultivation of oilseed crops continues to be dependent on rainfall. 3. oils from the seeds of free origin and rice bran have remained unexploited. 4. it far cheaper to import oilseeds than to cultivate the oilseed crops. Which of the statements given above are correct?

#2. Consider the following statements: [2004] 1. Regarding the procurement of food-grains, Government of India follows a procurement target rather than an open–ended procurement policy. 2. Government of India announces minimum support prices only for cereals. 3. For distribution under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), wheat and rice are issued by the Government of India at uniform central issue prices to the States/Union Territories. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#3. In terms of value, which one of the following commodities accounted for the largest agricultural exports by India during the three year period from 1997–1998 to 1999–2000 ? [2002]


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