Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Basmati rice is procured by the Union government on MSP for distribution under the Public Distribution System. 
2.Basmati cultivation can reduce stubble burning.
3.Basmati grown in Punjab has received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. 
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

Explanation –

Statement 1 is incorrect. Basmati is neither procured by the government nor has any fixed price. It is procured by traders and exporters as Indian Basmati has large demand abroad.

Statement 2 and 3 are correct. Basmati cultivation can reduce stubble burning because farmers use its stubble for fodder. Punjab is among the states and Union Territories (Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are the others) that have a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Basmati.

Source: The Indian Express