Agriculture Census MCQ With Explanation

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Agriculture Census

Agriculture Census

Q.In which of the following years, the first agriculture census was launched?

[A] 1958-59

[B] 1962-63

[C] 1967-68

[D] 1970-71

[E] 1974-75

Answer: [D] 1970-71

The first agriculture census was launched in 1970-71. The last census was conducted in 2015-16. It was the 10th Agri Census

Q. Agriculture census is conducted every ________ in India.

[1] 2 years

[2] 3 years

[3] 4 years

[4] 5 years

[5] 6 years

Answer: [4] 5 years

Q. In how many phases, the Agriculture Census is carried out in India?

[1] 2

[2] 3

[3] 4

[4] 5

[5] 6

Answer: [2] 3

The Agriculture Census programme is carried out in three phases at five yearly intervals with cooperation of States/UTs. During Phase-I of the Agriculture Census, data on primary characteristics like number of operational holdings and area operated by different size classes (marginal, small, semi-medium, medium and large), social groups (SC, ST, Others), gender (male/female), types of holding (individual, joint and institutional), is collected. This operation covers all villages in land record States and 20 per cent of the villages in non-land record States. During Phase-II of the Census, holding schedule is canvassed in selected 20% villages in each tehsil for collecting detailed data on characteristics of operational holdings such as land use, irrigation status, tenancy particulars, cropping pattern etc. Phase – III of the Census, popularly known as Input Survey, relates to collection of data on the pattern of input use by operational holdings. This survey is conducted in 7 percent of villages selected in each tehsil of the State/UTs.

Q. Which of the following factors has been adopted as the basic unit of enumeration of Agriculture Census in India?

[1] Ownership Holding

[2] Operational Holding

[3] It depends on the condition in each census

[4] Ownership holding in case of All India and Operational holding in case of states

[5] Operational holding in case of All India and Ownership holding in case of states

Answer: [2] Operational Holding

Operational Holding has been adopted as the basic unit of enumeration of Agriculture Census in India. An operational holding is defined as “all land which is used wholly or partly for Agricultural production and is operated as one Technical Unit by one person alone or with others without regard to title, legal form, size or location”.

Q. Which of the following is not an objective of Agriculture Census 2015-16?

[1] To describe structure and characteristics of agriculture by providing statistical data on operational holdings.

[2] To provide benchmark data for formulating new agricultural development programmes and for evaluating their progress

[3] To provide basic frame of operational holdings for carrying out future agricultural surveys

[4] To lay a basis for developing an integrated programme for current agricultural statistics

[5] None of the above

Answer: [5] None of the above

The objectives of Agriculture Census are: • To describe structure and characteristics of agriculture by providing statistical data on operational holdings, including land utilization, irrigation, irrigated and unirrigated area under different crops, use of agricultural machinery and implements, use of fertilizers, seeds, agricultural credit etc. • To provide benchmark data for formulating new agricultural development programmes and for evaluating their progress. • To provide basic frame of operational holdings for carrying out future agricultural surveys. • To lay a basis for developing an integrated programme for current agricultural statistics.

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Q. Which of the following is/are matched correctly regarding holding type and the size of land , in India?

[1] Marginal – 1 hectare or less

[2] Small – 1 to 2 hectares

3] Medium – 4 to 10 hectares

[4] Large – above 10 hectares

[5] All of the above

Answer: [5] All of the above

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, what is the average size of operational holding in India?

[1] 1.01 ha

[2] 1.08 ha

[3] 1.21 ha

[4] 1.37 ha

[5] 1.45 ha

Answer: [2] 1.08 ha 

The average size of operational holding in Agriculture Census 2015-16 is 1.08 hectares against 1.15 hectares in the agri census of 2010-11.

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, the maximum number of operational land holdings in India are ________

[1] Marginal

[2] Small

[3] Semi-Medium

[4] Medium

5] Large

Answer: [1] Marginal

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, the maximum operated area of land holdings in India is _________

[1] Marginal

[2] Small

[3] Semi-Medium

[4] Medium

[5] Large

Answer: [1] Marginal

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, what is the average size (in hectare) of marginal land holding in India?

[1] 0.78

[2] 0.68

[3] 0.58

[4] 0.48

[5] 0.38

Answer: [5] 0.38

Land Holding Average Size in Hectare Marginal Land Holding 0.38 Small Land Holding 1.40 Semi-medium Land Holding 2.69 Medium Land Holding 5.72 Large Land Holding 17.07

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Q. Which of the following survey is also being carried out along with Agriculture Census in every five years, to collect information on the use of various inputs like fertilizers, manures, Agriculture credit, implements and machinery, seeds, livestock etc.?

[1] Raw Materials Survey

[2] Input Survey

[3] Supplementary Survey

[4] Primary Survey

[5] Basic Survey

Answer: [2] Input Survey

Q. In how many States/UTs the Agriculture Census 2015-16 has been carried out?

[1] 36

[2] 35

[3] 34

[4] 33

[5] 32

Answer: [1] 36

Q. As per Agriculture Census 2015-16, the small and marginal holding taken together constitute what percentage of area operated to the total area?

[1] 34.58%

[2] 39.58%

[3] 46.94%

[4] 48.58%

[5] 54.58%

Answer: [3] 46.94%

Q. As per Agriculture Census 2015-16, the marginal holding constitutes what percentage of area operated to the total area?

[1] 16.50%

[2] 18.50%

[3] 20.50%

[4] 22.50%

[5] 24.50%

Answer: [4] 22.50%

Q. As per Agriculture Census 2015-16, the small holdings constitute what percentage of area operated to the total area?

[1] 20.08%

[2] 22.08%

[3] 24.08%

[4] 26.08%

[5] 28.08%

Answer: [2] 22.08%

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Q. Which of the following international organisation has conducted World Census of Agriculture?

[1] World Bank

[2] UNICEF

[3] FAO

[4] UNESCO

[5] OECD

Answer: [3] FAO 

• The World Census of Agriculture has been conducted by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). • The FAO World Programme for the Census of Agriculture provides support and guidance to countries to carry out national agricultural censuses. • Data collected provides a snapshot of the state of a country’s agricultural sector – from size of holdings, land tenure, land use, area harvested, irrigation, livestock, labour and other agricultural inputs. • This information is vital in agricultural planning and policymaking, research and development and monitoring the impact of agriculture on the environment.

Q. The World Census of Agriculture is being carried out once in every ______.

[1] 2 years

[2] 5 years

[3] 8 years

[4] 10 years

[5] 15 years

Answer: [4] 10 years

Q. Which of the following statement is/are incorrect regarding the Agriculture Census 2015-16?

[1] It has been conducted in all 36 States/UTs.

[2] It has found that 14 states account for about 91.03% in terms of the operational holdings.

[3] It has found that at all India level there is a decrease in the operational holdings as compared to the 2010-11 census.

[4] There is a decrease in the operated area in this census as compared to the previous one.

[5] None of the above

Answer: [3] It has found that at all India level there is a decrease in the operational holdings as compared to the 2010-11 census.

The Agriculture Census of 2015-16 has found that the total number of operational holdings in the country has increased from 138.35 million in 2010-11 to 146.45 million in 2015-16.

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, what percentage of total number of operational holdings has increased from 2010-11 to 2015-16 in India?

[1] 3.86%

[2] 4.86%

[3] 5.86%

[4] 6.86%

[5] 7.86%

Answer: [3] 5.86%

As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, the total number of operational holdings in the country has increased from 138 million in 2010-11 to 146 million which shows an increase of 5.86%.

Q. Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect regarding Agriculture Census?

[1] The reference period for the agriculture census is the agriculture year (July to June).

[2] The first agriculture census in the country was conducted with the reference year 197071.

[3] The Agriculture Census 2015-16 has been carried out in 36 states/UTs.

[4] The Agriculture Census with the base year 2015-16 is tenth in the series.

[5] None of the above

Answer: [5] None of the above

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Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, percentage of female operational land holders have increased from 12.79% in 2010-11 to _______ in 2015-16.

[1] 13.96%

[2] 14.96%

[3] 15.96%

[4] 16.96%

[5] 17.96%

Answer: [1] 13.96%

As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, percentage of female operational land holders have increased from 12.79% in 2010-11 to 13.96% in 2015-16.

Q. Agriculture Census 2015-16 showed a decline of what percentage of total operated area in 2015-16 as compare to 2010-11?

[1] 1.11%

[2] 2.11%

[3] 3.11%

[4] 4.11%

[5] 5.11%

Answer: [1] 1.11% 
Agriculture Census 2015-16 showed a decline of 1.11% of total operated area from159.59 million ha. in 2010-11 to 157.82 million ha. in 2015-16 hectare in 2010-11.

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, in terms of operate area, women participation increased from 10.36% in 2010-11 to ________ in 2015-16.

[1] 11.72%

[2] 12.72%

[3] 13.72%

[4] 14.72%

[5] 15.72%

Answer: [1] 11.72%

As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, in terms of operate area, women participation increased from 10.36% in 2010-11 to 11.72% in 2015-16.

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, which of the following states has the highest number of operational holdings for all the social groups?

[1] Bihar

[2] Maharashtra

[3] Madhya Pradesh

[4] Rajasthan

[5] Uttar Pradesh

Answer: [5] Uttar Pradesh

• Uttar Pradesh has highest number of operational holdings for all the social groups. • Uttar Pradesh is followed by Bihar and Maharashtra. • Uttar Pradesh had 23.82 million (16%) farmers and tillers in 2015-16, followed by Bihar at 16.41 million and Maharashtra with 15.29 million.

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, which of the following state has highest total operated area?

[1] Madhya Pradesh

[2] Uttar Pradesh

[3] Maharashtra

[4] Bihar

[5] Rajasthan

Answer: [5] Rajasthan

In terms of total operated area: Rajasthan comes first followed by Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

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Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, which of the following states has witnessed highest increase in number of operational holding?

[1] Uttar Pradesh

[2] Madhya Pradesh

[3] Karnataka

[4] Bihar

[5] Jharkhand

Answer: [2] Madhya Pradesh

Among the states, the highest increase in number of operational holdings is topped by Madhya Pradesh followed by Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Meghalaya, Karnataka and Nagaland.

Q. What was the average size of operational land holdings in 1970-71 as per the Agriculture Census of the year 2015-16?

[1] 1.98 ha

[2] 2.28 ha

[3] 2.48 ha

[4] 2.68 ha

[5] 2.88 ha

Answer: [2] 2.28 ha

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, which of the following states has lowest number of operational holdings for all social groups?

[1] Manipur

[2] Goa

[3] Arunachal Pradesh

[4] Sikkim

[5] Tripura

Answer: [4] Sikkim

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, what percentage of operated area is held by scheduled castes?

[1] 5.54%

[2] 6.54%

[3] 7.54%

[4] 8.54%

[5] 9.54%

Answer: [4] 8.54%

Q. As per the Agriculture Census 2015-16, what percentage of number of operational holdings is held by scheduled castes?

[1] 8.84%

[2] 9.84%

[3] 10.84%

[4] 11.84%

[5] 12.84%

Answer: [4] 11.84%

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