Agriculture Notes IAS, IFS, UPSC, Patwari Exams


Agriculture Short Notes useful for all Competitive Exams–

1. How was the name Banswara (Rajasthan) termed? – Bails (Bamboos) mostly grown nearby
2. The number of Krishi Vigyan Kendras maintained by Indian Council of Agriculture Research is – 281
3. What is Endosulfon ? – A Pesticide
4. India is the largest producer of – Mango, banana, cheeku and acid lime
5. How was the name Cereal in cereal crops known ? – Grain Giver-Cereal Goddess ‘Cereale' in Rome City, Italy
6. Cash Crops in India include – Cotton and Sugarcane
7. The anti-malarial drug Quinine is made from – Plant Cinchona
8. Poly house is used for – Growing Plants
9. The main food crop of India is – Rice
10. Which state is called Food Basket of India and Grain Storage of India? – Punjab
11. Which is taken up by plants in least quantity? – Zinc
12. The crops to be covered under the National Food Security Mission are – Pulses, Rice and Wheat
13. India produces – 39% of world's mango and 23% of world's banana
14. Second Green-revolution is related to – Bio-technology
15. The number of acknowledged indigenous breeds of cattle India possesses is – 27
16. The strength of a solution for growth regulator / or chemicals of 100 ppm (0.1%) denotes to – 0.1 g per litre water solution
17. Central Institute of Horticulture is being established at – Medziphema (Nagaland)
18. Cutting and peeling of onions brings tears to the eyes because of the presence of – Sulphur in the cell
19. India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of – Spices and spice products
20. Gandak Project is a joint project of – Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
21. The full form of ARIS is – Agricultural Resources Information System
22. For which desirable character is the transgenic crop golden rice produced? – Vitamin A
23. CACP stands for – Committee for Agriculture Costs and Prices
24. Who gave this statement about agro-chemical's use "People of the world must decide that we either use agricultural chemicals and use them wisely, in the right amount and the right kind to produce the food or we all starve" ? – Dr. N. E. Borlaug, Nobel laureate (only in Agriculture)
25. In order to regulate the trade, price quality and distribution of fertilizers in the country the government ensures the quality of fertilizers through – Fertilizer (Control) Order (FCO) (issued under Essential Commodities Act 1955)
26. The largest flower in the world is – Rafflesia
27. ARlS is  – Agricultural Resources Information System
28. Rainbow Revolution is related with – Green Revolution, White Revolution and Blue-Revolution
29. Renewable energy can be obtained from – Biomass
30. The bitterness in Chillies is caused due to – Capsicinoid/ Capsicin content

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