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1
Which is the first state to shift to 100% organic farming in India?
» Explain it
B
Sikkim has become the world’s first 100% organic state in the world.

Hence, option B is correct.
 
2
Which of the following organizations is responsible for setting the MSP (Minimum Support Prices) for gricultural commodities?
» Explain it
A
Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) is a decentralised agency of the Government of India. It was established in 1965 as the Agricultural Prices Commission, and was given its present name in 1985. It is an attached office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. The commission was established to maintain the recommend Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) to motivate cultivators and farmers to adopt the latest technology in order to optimise the use of resources and increase productivity.

Hence, option A is correct.
 
3
Who is the current chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices?
» Explain it
B
Mr Ashok Gulati was the chairman of the CACP from 2011 to 2014. Currently, Prof. Vijaya Paul Sharma is the serving chairman.

Hence, option B is correct.
 
4
The High Yielding Variety Programme was introduced in the _________ five year plan.
» Explain it
C
The HYVP was started in 1966-67 so as to attain self-sufficiency in food production by 1970-71. The major philosophy of the programme was to increase the productivity of food grains by adopting the latest varieties of crops. This was launched in the 4th five year plan and turned out to be a major breakthrough in the history of agriculture development in India.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
» Explain it
C
The High Yielding Variety Programme led to the introduction of better-yielding seed varieties, more fertilizer use, more irrigation. These three are together known as the Green Revolution.

Hence, option C is correct.