Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The cereals occupy about 54 per cent of total cropped area in India.
2.India produces 11 per cent cereals of the world and ranks third in production after China and U.S.A.
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
Notes:

Explanation: The cereals occupy about 54 per cent of total cropped area in India.

  • The country produces about 11 per cent cereals of the world and ranks third in production after China and U.S.A.
  • India produces a variety of cereals, which are classified as fine grains (rice, wheat) and coarse grains (jowar, bajra, maize, ragi), etc.

Source: NCERT – India People & Economy