UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-4

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    Consider the following statements regarding Khejri tree (Prosopis cineratia).
    1. It is Rajasthan's state tree and covers about two-thirds of the total geographical area of the state.
    2. It is also known as The Desert Tree' and is lifeline of the people in Western Rajasthan, by providing food and firewood, to support rural economy.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D) (d) Neither1nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Both of the statements are correct regarding Khejri tree, which is now dying a slow death, scientists and environmentalists have warned so. Excessive lopping, indiscriminate cutting of branches are the reasons behind decline in total coverage, to this tree, which once considered as lifeline of rural economy.

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