UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Pesticides are widely used in agriculture without paying much attention to the consequences of its unregulated and indiscriminate use. Which of the following are the consequences of the use of pesticides?                                                                           
    1. Inappropriate use of pesticides can increase pest resistance.                                     
    2. Pesticides can contaminate unintended land and water.                                    
    3. Pesticides can reduced human productivity.                                               
    4. Obvious result of high use of pesticides in West Bengal region is arsenic contamination in underground water.                                                                            
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.                                   

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3                

    C)                 Only 4             

    D)  1, 2 and 3                           

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Except Statement 4 all are the result of the pesticides. However, fourth is the result of underground concentration of Arsenic, which is included in water and contaminate.

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