|Consider the following statements|
|1. In the Eleventh Five Year Plan, the average food grains production was more than 200 million tones.|
|2. The main reason for the increase in the production of the Coarse Cereals in 2000s was mainly due to increase in demand of coarse cereals as a nutria-food. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: C
Solution :The country had registered a record food grain production of 265.04 MT in 2013 ?14 crop year (July-June). Wheat, rice, coarse cereals and pulses are part of the food grain basket. India's food grain production is estimated to have declined 4.66 per cent to 252.68 million tonnes (MT) in 2014 ? 15 crop year due to poor monsoon and unseasonal rains in February-March. Rice production is estimated to have fallen to 104.80 million tonnes (MT) in 2014 ?-15 against the record output of 106.65 MT in the previous year. Wheat output is estimated to have declined to 88.94 MT in 2014 ?15 as against a record 95.85 MT achieved in the previous year.
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