SSC Economics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    What is multiple cropping?

    A) When seeds are sown on a piece of land and then seedlings are transplanted in different fields

    B) Dividing a field in two or more parts and then sowing different crops in each part

    C) Raising in succession only one type of crop in the same piece of land

    D) Raising two or more crops in succession in a year on the same land

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Multiple cropping is found in many agricultural traditions. In the Garhwal Himalaya of India, a practice called baranaja involves sowing 12 or more crops on the same plot, including various types of beans, grams, and millets, and harvesting them at different times. A related practice, companion planting, is sometimes used in gardening and intensive cultivation of vegetables and fruits. One example of multi-cropping is tomatoes + onions + marigold; the marigolds repel some tomato pests.

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