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UPSC question paper – 2016-2020 – Agriculture

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#1. What is the use of biochar in farming ?Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? (2020)

#2. “The crop is subtropical in nature. A hard frost is injurious to it. It requires at least 210 frost-free days and 50 to 100 centimeters of rainfall for its growth. A light well-drained soil capable of retaining moisture is ideally suited for the cultivation of the crop.” Which one of the following is the crop? (2020)

#3. What is/are the advantage/advantages of zero tillage in agriculture? Select the correct answer using the code given below: (2020)

#4. What are the advantages of fertigation in agriculture? Select the correct answer using the code given below: (2020)

#5. With reference to the circumstances in Indian agriculture, the concept of "Conservation Agriculture" assumes significance. Which of the following fall under the Conservation Agriculture? Select the correct answer using the code given below: (2018)

#6. With reference to agriculture in India, how can the technique of 'genome sequencing', often seen in the news, be used in the immediate future? Select the correct answer using the code given below: (2017)

#7. Which of the following practices can help in water conservation in agriculture? Select the correct answer using the code given below:(2017)

#8. What is/are the advantage/advantages of implementing the 'National Agriculture Market' (NAM) scheme? Select the correct answer using the code given below:(2017)

#9. Consider the following statements : The nation-wide 'Soil Health Card Scheme' aims at: Which of the above statements is/are correct? (2017)

#10. With reference to ‘Initiative for Nutritional Security through Intensive Millets Promotion’, which of the following statements is/are correct? Select the correct answer using the code given below. (2016)

#11. The FAO accords the status of ‘Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS)’ to traditional agricultural systems. What is the overall goal of this initiative? Select the correct answer using the code given below (2016)

#12. The terms 'Agreement on Agriculture', 'Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures' and 'Peace Clause' appear in the news frequently in the context of the affairs of the : (2015)

#13. In India, markets in agricultural products are regulated under the : (2015)

#14. What can be the impact of excessive / inappropriate use of nitrogenous fertilizers in agriculture? Select the correct answer using the code given below. (2015)

#15. Which one of the following best describes the main objective of 'Seed Village Concept'? (2015)

#16. The substitution of steel for wooden ploughs in agricultural production is an example of: (2015)

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