Q. With reference to Licorice (Mulethi) consider the following statements:
1.India is one of the major exporting countries of Mulethi.
2.Dry and sunny climate are ideal climatic condition required for growing Mulethi.
3.Mulethi is grown mainly in Afghanistan..
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. India imports 8,047 tonnes of liquorice annually from Afghanistan, China and Nepal. Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in India to start the organized commercial cultivation of Licorice (Mulethi).

Statement 2 and 3 are correct. Mulethi plant thrives in a dry and sunny climate and is cultivated in subtropical and warm temperate regions. Mulethi is grown mainly in Afghanistan.

Source: ForumIAS