8. Agriculture Indian Economy MCQ Agriculture

1. Where is the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) situated ?

(a) Bengaluru

(b) Karnal

(c) Mysore

(d) Lucknow

2. Indian Green Revolution started from : 

(a) Pantnagar

(b) Bengaluru

(c) Kanpur

(d) Delhi

3. The Green Revolution in India has contributed to:

(a) Inter-regional inequality 

(b) Inter-crop inequality

(c) Inter-class inequality

(d) All of these

4. The Bonded LabourSystem (Abolition) Act was legislated in:

(a) 1974 

(b) 1976 

(c) 1977 

(d) 1978

5. In which of the following years was the Food Corporation of India (FCI) set up ? i o

(a) 1955 

(b) 1960

(c) 1965

(d) 1970

6. Which of the following factors/policies were affecting the price of rice in India in the recent past ?

1. Minimum Support Price

2. Government’s trading

3. Government’s stockpiling

4. Consumer subsidies

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 4 only

(b) 1, 3 and 4 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

7. National Agricultural Insurance Scheme replace Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme was introduced in the year:

(a) 1997 

(b) 19980

(c) 1999

(d) 2000

8. An objective of the National Food Security Mission is to increase the production of certain crops through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country. What are those crops ?

(a) Rice and wheat only

(b) Rice, wheat and pulses only

(c) Rice, wheat, pulses and oil seeds only

(d) Rice, wheat, pulses, oil seeds and vegetables

9. Consider the following statements:

1. The Union Government fixes the Statutory Minimum Price of sugarcane for each sugar season.

2. Sugar and sugarcane are essential commodities under the Essential Commodities Act.

Which of these statements are correct ?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Indian Economy MCQ Agriculture

10. In India, which of the following have the highest share in the disbursement of credit to agriculture and allied activities?

(a) Commercial Banks 

(b) Co-operative Banks

(c) Regional Rural Banks

(d) Microfinance Institutions

11. TheNationalBankforAgriculture and Rural Development

(NABARD) was established in the year

(a) 1970

(b) 1975

(c) 1977

(d) 1980

(e) 1982

12. The head office of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is located in

(a) Lucknow

(b) Hyderabad

(c) New Delhi

(d) Mumbai

(e) None of these

13. Which of the following is the organisation, which is the apex in co-operative sector and deals in procurement, distribution, export and import of selected agricultural

commodities ?




(d) EXIM Bank

(e) None of these

14. As we all know, a lot of people from underdeveloped Statesmigratetovariousprogressive States as agricultural labour. What are the major problems of agriculture in India owing to which people have to leave their own land and work as labourer on somebody else’s farm/land ?

1. Lack of irrigation facilities, low productivity of land and uncertain monsoon

2. Non-availability of fertilizers etc on subsidized rates

3. Single crop cultivation

(a) Only1

(b) Only 2

(c) Only 3

(d) All the three

(e) None of these

15. Where is the Central Rice Research Institute located ?

(a) Bengaluru

(b) Kanpur

(c) Coimbatore

(d) Cuttack

16. Which is NOTa source of Agriculture finance in India?

(a) Co-operative Societies

(b) Commercial Banks

(c) Regional Rural Banks

(d) None of these

17. Agriculture sector directly employs one of the following percentages of labour force in India:

(a) 20%

(b) 30%%

(c) 40%

(d) 65%

Indian Economy MCQ Agriculture

18. NABARD was established in the:

(a) Fourth Five Year Plan

(b) Fifth Five Year Plan

(c) Sixth Five Year Plan 

(d) Eighth Five Year Plan

19. The apex institution in the sphere of Agriculture credit is :

(a) State Bank of India 

(b) Reserve Bank of India

(c) Regional Rural Bank


20. The impact of Green Revolution was felt most in the production of:

(a) Wheat

(b) Rice 

(c) Pulses

(d) Oil Seeds

21. Under which Five Year Plan agriculture register a negative growth ?

(a) Third 

(b) Fifth

(c) Seventh 

(d) Ninth

22. Who is known as the Father of White Revolution in India ?

(a) M. S. Swaminathan

(b) V Kurien

(c) K. N. Bahal

(d) B. P. Pal

23. The importance of agriculture in the Indian economy is indicated by its contribution to which of the following?

(a) National income and employment

(b) Industrial development and international trade

(c) Supply of food-grains

(d) All the above

24. The apex organisation for Marketing Co-operatives at the national level is:

(a) FCI

(b) NAFED 

(c) National Co-operative Union

(d) National Agriculture Marketing Board

25. Indian Pulse Research Institute is located in:

(a) Allahabad 

(b) Kanpur

(c) Faizabad

(d) Lucknow

26. ‘Everything else can wait, but not agriculture’.

The above statement is attributed to: 

(a) Jagjivan Ram

(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(c) Mahatma Gandhi

(d) Sardar Patel

27. Which of the following provides the largest credit to agriculture and allied sectors ?

(a) Co-operative Banks

(b) Regional Rural Banks

(c) Commercial Banks

(d) Co-operative and Regional Rural Banks

28. The percentage of agriculture land is very high in all the following States except:

(a) Punjab

(b) Haryana

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Sikkim

29. Where was the first Agriculture University of India established ?

(a) Kumarganj, Faizabad 

(b) Pantnagar

(c) Kanpur

(d) Naini, Allahabad

30. Where is the Indian Sugarcane Research Institute situated? 

(a) New Delhi

(b) Varanasi 

(c) Kanpur

(d) Lucknow 

Indian Economy MCQ Agriculture

31. Which is the agency the Government has engaged to grade and standardise various agricultural products ?

(a) Food Corporation of India

(b) Directorate of Marketing and Inspection

(c) Bureau of Indian Standards

(d) Central Statistical Organisation

32. Which of the following has not been a component of the agriculture strategy that brought about the Green Revolution ?

(a) Greater intensity of cropping

(b) Guaranteed maximum prices 

(c) New agricultural technology

(d) Package of inputs

33. The Blue Revolution is related with :

(a) Fish Production

(b) Food grain Production

(c) Oilseed Production

(d) Milk Production

34. Indian agriculture is typically characterised as:

(a) land surplus, labour scare economy

(b) land surplus, labour surplus economy

(c) land scare, labour surplus economy

(d) land scare, labour scare economy

35. The fertile land between two rivers is called:

(a) Watershed

(b) Water divide

(c) Doab

(d) Terai

36. Which one of the following methods of soil conservation is most effective in arid areas ?

(a) Mulching

(b) Shelter belt

(c) Gully plugging

(d) Terracing 

37. The commission in India dealing with minimum support price, procurement price etc., in connection with agricultural goods is the

(a) Planning Commission

(b) Agricultural Costs and Price Commission

(c) Agricultural Price Commission

(d) National Marketing Commission

38. The term Green Revolution has been used to indicate higher production through:

(a) creation of grasslands

(b) planting more trees

(c) creation of gardens in urban areas

(d) enhanced agricultural productivity per hectare

39. Dr. M. S. Swaminathan has distinguished himself in which of the following fields ?

(a) Nuclear Physics

(b) Agriculture

(c) Astrophysics

(d) Medicine 

40. The Green Revolution in India was the outcome of the efforts of who amongst the following ?

(a) M.S. Swaminathan

(b) C. Rangrajan

(c) K.V. Kamath

(d) Rakesh Mohan

(e) None of these

41. Which of the following are the chief characteristics of mixed farming?

(a) Cultivation of both cash crops and food crops

(b) Cultivation of two or more crops in the same field

(c) Rearing of animals and cultivation of crops together

(d) None of the above

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