UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

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    Other than poaching, what are the possible reasons for the decline in the population of Ganges River Dolphins?
    1. Construction of dams and barrages on rivers
    2. Increase in the population of crocodiles in rivers
    3. Getting trapped in fishing nets accidentally
    4. Use of synthetic fertilisers and other agricultural chemicals - crop-fields in the vicinity of rivers
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 2

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  3 and 4           

    D) All of the above

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] Dolphins today are threatened species due to threats like construction of dams, barrages, pollution from industrial sewage and synthetic fertilisers and other chemicals. These have fragmented the habitat of Dolphins of Ganga river.

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