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6 In India, markets in agriculture productions are regulated under the
A Essential Commodities Act, 1955
B Agricultural Produce Act, 1937
C Food Product Order, 1956 and Meat and Food Products Order, 1973
D Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act enacted by States

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act enacted by States. Presently, markets in agricultural products are regulated under the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act enacted by State Governments. There are about 2477 principal regulated markets based on geography (the APMCs) and 4843 sub-market yards regulated by the respective APMCs in India.

7 Given below are the names of four energy crops. Which one of them can be cultivated for ethanol ?
A Sunflower
B Jatropha
C Maize
D Pongamia

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Maize. The plant species generally used for ethanol production in India are - Maize, sugarcane, corn grain, etc. Since maize is easily available and less costly, it makes a good choice for ethanol production.

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8 The high density of population in Nile valley and Islands of Java is primarily due to:
A Intensive agriculture
B Topographic limitation
C Industrialization
D Urbanization

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Intensive agriculture. Due to availability of fertile alluvial soil intensive agricultural practices was possible in the Nile river and islands of Java. So, in this region high density of population is found.

9 The following is the are the major oilseeds produced in India:
I. Sesamum
II. Mustard
III. Groundnut
IV. Soyabean

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the descending order of the quantity of their production ?

A I, II, III, IV
B III, II, IV, I
C II, IV, III, I
D III, IV, II, I

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is III, IV, II, I. The major oilseeds produced in India are Groundnut, Soyabean, Mustard and Sesamum in the correct sequence of the descending order of the quantity of their production.

10 Coffee cultivation in Sri Lanka was abandoned because of the disease:
A Rut
B Leaf spot
C Leaf blight
D Leaf rust

Answer: Option [D]

Coffee cultivation in Sri Lanka was abandoned because of the Leaf rust disease which affects the fruit and leaf of coffee. The causative fungus is Hemileia Vastarix. Leaf rust is caused by the fungus Puccinia triticina. Leaf rust, like other cereal rusts, requires a living host to survive from one season to the next.

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