Q. With reference to the glyphosate, consider the following statements;
1.It is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses.
2.Application of glyphosate anywhere else apart from tea plantations and its surroundings is illegal in India.
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:
Statement 1 is correct: Glyphosate is an herbicide. It is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses.

Statement 2 is correct: In India, glyphosate has been approved for use only in tea plantations and non-plantation areas accompanying the tea crop. Use of the substance anywhere else is illegal.

Source: Center Restricts use of Glyphosate

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