Prelims 2020

Q. With reference to pulse production in India, consider the following statements:

1.Black gram can be cultivated as both kharif and rabi crop.
2.Green-gram alone accounts for nearly half of pulse production.
3.In the last three decades, while the production of kharif pulses has increased, the production of rabi pulses has decreased.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Correct Answer : a) 1 only

Question from UPSC Prelims 2020 GS Paper

Explanation:

Black gram (Urad) is versatile and can be grown in both the kharif (summer) and rabi (winter) seasons in India. The choice of season depends on the specific agro-climatic conditions of the region.

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