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Q.( 1-5 )In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.

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The (1) observation made in the Economic Survey of 2015-16 that “Indian agriculture, is in a way, a victim of its own past success – especially the green revolution”, shows the dark reality of the agriculture sector at present and the (2) that has been wreaked by the green revolution.

The green revolution, which is often characterized by the introduction of high-yielding variety of seeds and fertilizers, undoubtedly increased the productivity of land considerably. But the growth in the productivity has been (3) in recent years, resulting in a significant decline in the income of farmers. There have also been negative environmental effects in the form of (4) water table, emission of greenhouse gases, and the contamination of surface and ground water. (5) To say, the agriculture sector is in a state of distress, which is severely affecting peasants and marginal farmers, and urgent policy (6) is required to protect their interests.

The government has (7) to the problem by constituting a panel, which will recommend ways to double the income of farmers by 2022. While this may be an (8) ambitious target, if we want to boost stagnated agricultural growth a (9) has to be made, as finance minister Arun Jaitley said in parliament, from food security of the nation to income security of the farmers. However, there are many (10) that have to be crossed if we want to achieve this objective.


1.Select option for answer-

  1. bare
  2. thorough
  3. stark
  4. current
  5. obvious
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C. Stark

2.Select option for answer-

  1. respite
  2. concord
  3. contention
  4. malevolence
  5. havoc
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E. Havoc

3.Select option for answer-

  1. abated
  2. vanishing
  3. robust
  4. stagnant
  5. rebounding
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D. Stagnant

4.Select option for answer-

  1. crammed
  2. drained
  3. Congested
  4. depleting
  5. exhaustible
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D. Depleting

5.Select option for answer-

  1. Needless
  2. Nevertheless
  3. Generally
  4. Nonetheless
  5. Usually
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A. Needless

6.Select option for answer-

  1. intrusions
  2. Obtrusions
  3. interventions
  4. interjections
  5. direction
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C. Intervention

7.Select option for answer-

  1. reciprocated
  2. retaliated
  3. retorted
  4. responded
  5. riposted
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D. Responded

8.Select option for answer-

  1. already
  2. expressively
  3. covertly
  4. overtly
  5. inexplicably
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D. Overtly

9.Select option for answer-

  1. shift
  2. decision
  3. policy
  4. modification
  5. move
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A. Shift

10.Select option for answer-

  1. restrictions
  2. Constraint
  3. hurdles
  4. precincts
  5. limitations
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C. Hurdles

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