UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Island groups have varied vegetation and cropping pattern due to their location and soil types,
    Consider the following in this regard.
    1. Andaman and Nicobar islands have rainforest vegetation.
    2. Whereas rice is common to the Andaman and Nicobar island as well as the Lakshadweep, coconut plantation is found in the latter only.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Andaman and Nicobar islands lies close to equator and experiences only a brief dry spell thereby providing ideal condition for growth of rainforest. Coral islands lack soil cover for any kind of foodgrain crop. Coconut plantation is the most suitable crop.

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