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B.A. Supplementary Degree Examination, August/September 2009 Part – III : Group III : ECONOMICS Paper – VI : Optional (ii) : Agricultural Economics (New Scheme – 2005 admn. onwards) Time : 3 Hours

Max. Marks : 100

Instruction : Answers may be written either in English or Malayalam. I. Choose the correct answer. Write only the alphabet. 1) Agricultural Economics is the study of a) Micro economics b) Macro economics c) Monetary economics d) Farming activities

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2) The land, the live stock and other capital assets belong to the community as a whole in a) collective farming b) co-operative farming c) peasant farming d) capitalistic farming 3) The share of agriculture sector to the total export earning in India is a) 14.7% b) 13.2% c) 18.5% d) 20% 4) The percentage of forest area under the total geographical area of the country is a) 22.2% b) 21.3% c) 20.6% d) 19.9% 5) NABARD was established in the year a) 1951 b) 1982 c) 1991

d) 2001 (5×1=5 Marks) P.T.O.


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II. State true or false : 6) Collective farms are voluntary organisations. 7) Productivity per sector in India for all crop is comparatively low as compared with other countries. 8) Indian agriculture provides employment to the 2/3 rd of the total population. 9) The share of agriculture to GDP in India had declined in recent years. 10) Price elasticity of demand for most of the agricultural product is less than one. (5Ă—1=5 Marks) III. Fill in the blanks : 11) Peasant farming is also known as a) Family farming b) Estate farming

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12) Cultivable command area for the minor irrigation is a) 2000-5000 hectares b) up to 2000 hectares

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13) In India, the major part of agricultural land is under a) cash crops b) food crops

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14) Long term loans are given by a) Land development banks b) Co-operative societies

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15) Golden revolution is associated with ______________ a) fruits b) wheat

(5Ă—1=5 Marks)

IV. Define any four of the following : 16) Agricultural economics 17) Peasant farming 18) Blue revolution 19) Large Farmers 20) Extensive cultivation.

(4Ă—1=4 Marks)


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V. Answer any seven of the following in not more than half a page : 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) 27) 28) 29)

Organic Farming Farm size and efficiency Productivity Buffer stock operations Objectives of price policy Minimum support price Causes for indebtedness Market contribution Regulated market

30) Food security.

(7×3=21 Marks)

VI. Answer any six of the following each not more than one page : 31) Nature of Indian Agriculture. 32) Importance of agriculture. 33) Contribution of industry to agriculture. 34) Commercialisation of agriculture. 35) Types of irrigation. 36) Green revolution. 37) Trends in agriculture. 38) Role of co-operatives in rural indebtedness. 39) Food security in India.

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40) Causes for the shifts in cropping pattern.

(6×5=30 Marks)

VII. Answer any three of the following not exceeding three pages each. 41) Reasons for low productivity in agriculture. 42) Cropping pattern in India. 43) Sources of agricultural credit. 44) Agricultural planning in India. 45) New economic policy and reforms in agriculture. 46) Globalisation and its impact on Indian agriculture with special reference to Kerala. (3×10=30 Marks) ________________________

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Branch Paper-VI Optional(ii) Agriculatural Economics (New Scheme - 2005 admn. onwards)