Agriculture, Soil and Irrigation (Rajasthan)– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. In which region of Rajasthan Aridisol group of soils are found?

(a) Eastern
(b) Western
(c) South-Eastern
(d) Southern

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2012]


2. In Rajasthan, Brown soil is found in –

(a) The catchment area of River Banas
(b) The southern part of Rajasthan
(c) Harauti plateau
(d) Both side of Aravalli

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1994]


3. What is the share of Rajasthan in the net sown area of India?

(a) 7.7%
(b) 8.8%
(c) 9.9%
(d) 11.0%

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


4. Assertion: Nowadays there is ample production of good crops in the western desert districts of Rajasthan.
Reason: The Indira Gandhi Canal has facilitated irrigation in the districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer.
Select the correct statement among the following :

(a) Assertion is correct and Reason is also correct
(b) Assertion is wrong and Reason is also wrong
(c) Assertion is correct but reason is wrong.
(d) Assertion is correct but reason is correct.

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992, R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1994]


5. The ‘Som Kamla Amba irrigation’ project is located in which district?

(a) Dungarpur
(b) Banswara
(c) Udaipur
(d) Chittor

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6. Irrigation project which will mostly benefit the tribal farmers is

(a) Brsalpur
(b) Barnada
(c) Jakham
(d) Panchana

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7. The agriculture practiced by the tribal in the southeastern mountainous region of Rajasthan is called –

(a) Dry farming
(b) Balra
(c) Chimata
(d) Dajiya

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8. Districts having a larger portion under intense dry farming–

(a) Jaisalmer, Barmer
(b) Dungarpur, Banswara
(c) Bhirwara, Ganganagar
(d) Ajmer, Pali

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1993]


9. Production of what has increased twice in the last four years in Rajasthan?

(a) Pulses
(b) Oilseeds
(c) Cereals
(d) Cotton

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10. Rajasthan is the single largest producer in the country of :

(a) Barley
(b) Maize
(c) Gram
(d) Millet

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2003]


11. In Rajasthan, which of the following districts is the largest producer of wheat?

(a) Udaipur
(b) Jaisalmer
(c) Ganganagar
(d) Jodhpur

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2003]


12. From the following pick up the correct statement:
Statement-A: In Rajasthan, Kharif oilseeds include Groundnut, Sesamum, Soyabean and Castor Seed.
Statement-B: In Rajasthan Rabi, oilseeds, include Rape, Mustard, Taramira and Linseed.

(a) Statements A and B both are correct.
(b) Statements A and B both are incorrect.
(c) Statement A is correct and statement B is incorrect.
(d) Statement B is correct and statement A is incorrect.

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2013]


13. Rajasthan was at the top in the production of which crop during the year 2013-14?

(a) Rapeseed and Mustard
(b) Coarse grains
(c) Air pulses
(d) Rapeseed

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14. The production of food grains in Rajasthan in the year 2010-11 was the highest after independence, It was-

(a) 250 lakh tonne
(b) 235 lakh tonne
(c) 210 lakh tonne
(d) 192 lakh tonne

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15. For what aromatic commodity production, Nagaur is famous?

(a) Cumin Seeds
(b) Fenugreek
(c) Garlic
(d) Coriander

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16. In Rajasthan which crop is grown to increase the fertility of land?

(a) Wheat
(b) Rice
(c) Urad
(d) Sugarcane

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1999]


17. In Rajasthan, the maximum area of wasteland is found in the district of :

(a) Jalore
(b) Barmer
(c) Pali
(d) Jaisalmer

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18. The district of Rajasthan which is famous for the production of Isabgol, cumin and tomato is–

(a) Ganganagar
(b) Bundi
(c) Jalore
(d) Kota

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1997]


19. Following are some statements associated with RAJFED. Choose the correct one:
Statement – A: RAJFED is working in the state to make available HYV seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides to farmers at fair prices.
Statement – B: RAJFED is working in the state to ensure fair prices to farmers for their crops.
Statement – C: RAJFED is working in the state as an apex development bank for agriculture.

(a) All statements are correct
(b) A and B are correct
(c) A and C are correct
(d) only A is correct

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2013]