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Forwarded from UPSC Notes, books and Lectures (Abhishek Sharma)
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With reference to the ‘contract farming’, consider the following statements:
1. The process of contract farming involves cultivating and harvesting for and on behalf of big business establishments or Government agencies.
2. Odisha along with Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat has changed its existing agricultural marketing laws for comprehensive reforms in the sector.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Answer: (c)
Explanation: Both statements are correct. The process of contract farming involves cultivating and harvesting for and on behalf of big business establishments or Government agencies and forwarding the produce at a pre-determined price. In return the contract farmers are offered high price against their farm produce.
The government of Odisha has brought in two ordinances that would allow and facilitate the operation of multiple marketing channels through contract farming. Odisha has joined Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat who over the last one-and-a-half months have changed their existing agricultural marketing laws for comprehensive reforms in the sector.
Forwarded from UPSC Notes, books and Lectures (Abhishek Sharma)
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With reference to the ‘coir geotextilles’, consider the following statements:
1. Coir geotextiles are permeable fabric, which are natural, strong, highly durable, resistant to rots, moulds and moisture.
2. Geotextiles are fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain.
3. It can be used in road work, railway works, agriculture, drainage, river, canals and coastal works.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: (d)