Q. Consider the following statements regarding pulses:
1.Pulses are legume crops which increase the natural fertility of soils through nitrogen fixation.
2.India is second highest producer of pulses in the world after China.
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: A
Notes:

Explanation: Pulses are a very important ingredient of vegetarian food as these are rich sources of proteins.

These are legume crops which increase the natural fertility of soils through nitrogen fixation. India is a leading producer of pulses in the world.

Source: NCERT – India People & Economy