UPSC Geography Agriculture Question Bank Irrigation, Multipurpose Projects Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing

  • question_answer Consider the following statements
    1. Wells and tube wells comprise the largest source of irrigation in India.
    2. Uttar Pradesh has the largest area under tank irrigation.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    A) 1 only                          

    B) 2 only

    C) Both 1 and 2    

    D) Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Uttar Pradesh has soft soil and is more suited to canal, well and tube well irrigation. Tank irrigation is more popular in the peninsular plateau area where hard rocks are not suitable for digging canals and tube-wells.

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