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To Cope up with the Specter of Drought, We Should Devise Both Short-term and Long-term Policies. - Logical Reasoning

MCQ

Given below is a passage followed by several inferences, You have to examine the inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity. 

In a proposal to Government of Xovia, Association of Xovian Industry (AXI) has suggested a series of short and long-term initiatives to help the states to cope up with the specter of drought in the country, particularly in the North. It has come out with a paper on ‘How to tackle drought’ and recommended the cultivation of selected crops such as short-duration paddy and irrigated dry crops in the focus areas besides subsidization of their seeds by 50%. Other short-term measures include a food-for-work program with the investment of relevant departments and rural bodies, the setting up of a task force headed by top government officials to monitor the drought relief program, the scrapping of schemes that facilitates subsidized power supply to irrigation pump set connection in water-scarce blocks to ensure power supply for drinking water schemes and ban on export of fodder. In fact, fodder should be mobilized from all sources and cattle sheds should be opened wherever needed, Employment affirmation program should be launched with central assistance. If possible, interest on loans taken by farmers should be waived besides converting the short-term loans into long-term ones, It is necessary to work out a way to take over the loans taken from primitive money lenders or reschedule them. Coming to long-term steps, the AXI paper says new water resources be explored besides building water supply projects and creating rainwater storage facilities. Dryland cultivation ought to be promoted apart from popularizing water-saving irrigation technologies.

To cope up with the specter of drought, we should devise both short-term and long-term policies.

Options

  • if the inference is ‘definitely true’

  • if the inference is ‘probably true’

  • if the ‘data provided is inadequate’

  • if the inference is ‘probably false’

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Solution

if the inference is ‘probably true’

Explanation:

The passage mentions that AXI has suggested longterm as well as short L-term measures to tackle drought. Suggestions may be taken or not is the prerogative of the Government. So, the inference is probably true, not definitely true.   

Concept: Critical Reasoning (Entrance Exam)
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