July 23, 2024
Consider the following statements :
Statement-I : Domestic animal husbandry is widespread in Himachal Pradesh with nineteen out of twenty families engaged in livestock sector for their livelihood.
Statement-II : Livestock sector has huge potential for generating self-employment in rural areas at the lowest possible investment.
Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?
  • (A) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is the correct explanation for Statement-I
  • (B) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I
  • (C) Statement-I is correct Statement-II is incorrect
  • (D) Statement-I is incorrect Statement-II is correct
Consider the following statements :
1. Himachal Pradesh has 0.82 per cent share of India’s total livestock and 0.16 per cent of the total poultry.
2. Himachal Pradesh ranks 27th in Cattle and 20th in Poultry population in the country.
Which of the statements given below is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. The rate of return on investment from Livestock sector is comparatively low.
2. The growth in livestock sector is demand-driven, inclusive and pro-poor.
3. Forests, water, grazing pasture, and agricultural land are all examples of Common Property Resources
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 2 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 3 only
Consider the following :
1. Cattle.
2. Sheep.
3. Goats.
4. Buffaloes.
5. Horses.
Arrange the above species in ascending order of their percentage of total livestock population in Himachal Pradesh?
  • (A) 4-5-2-3-1
  • (B) 5-3-4-1-2
  • (C) 3-5-4-2-1
  • (D) 5-4-2-3-1
Which of the following is/are correct regarding Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana?
1. Under this yojana, the State Government has submitted to the Government of India for financing a number of projects totaling ₹3,520.19 lakh.
2. The union government has started this programme, and the State Government is executing it.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None
Which of the following is/are correct regarding Himachal Pradesh?
1. Out of actual forest area, Very Dense Forest is 3,163 Sq. Kms.
2. Around 68.16 per cent of the State's landmass is officially designated forest land.
3. For the year 2022-23 plantation target of 1,50,000 hectares has been fixed of which 1,20,131 hectare target stands achieved.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following regarding Himachal Pradesh :
1. The Forest Department aims to enhance the forest cover in the State from present about 27.74 per cent to 30 per cent of its geographical area by 2030.
2. The effective forest cover is low, primarily on account of the fact that a very large area is either alpine meadows or is above the tree line.
3. Kinnaur district has the highest forest cover in total geographical area of State.
Which of the above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements regarding Himachal Pradesh :
1. Under Buy-back Policy for non-recyclable plastic waste in FY2022-23, ₹42.17 lakh has been paid on purchase of 29,965 kg of specified plastic waste.
2. State level Special Task Forces under the Director, Environment, Sci. & Tech., Government of Himachal Pradesh was constituted for taking measures to eliminate single use plastic in mission mode.
Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the following is/are incorrect?
1 Model Eco Villages scheme aims to reduce the ecological footprint by as much as 50 per cent of the base assessment from the launch of the scheme.
2. 19 villages have been included under this scheme and total budget of ₹2.44 crore have been utilized upto 31st December, 2022 under this scheme.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None of the above
With reference to State Knowledge Cell on Climate Change (KCCC), consider the following:
1 The Government of India provided ₹1.12 crore for State KCCC operations.
2. It has been established under the National Mission for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystems (NMSHE).
3. The Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plans for Kinnaur & Lahaul-Spiti districts have been prepared.
Which of the above given statement(s) is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements regarding the Technology and Innovation Policy 2022 :
1 It has been formulated by the Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology, and Environment (HIMCOSTE).
2. The policy is yet to be notified by HIMCOSTE.
3. To leverage the Traditional Knowledge System (TKS) including 'Vocal for Local' philosophy is an objective of the policy.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below :
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following is/are correct?
1 The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) to every rural household by the year 2025.
2. Compared to the national average of 56.50 per cent, 97.37 per cent of homes in Himachal Pradesh have domestic connections.
3. Himachal Pradesh won the first prize in the category of portability among the States & UTs that provide more than 60 per cent of their households with tap water.
Choose the answer using the codes below :
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following is/are correct?
1. In 2019–20, a new programme "Ek Buta Beti Ke Naam" was started
2. This programme aims to raise awareness about the value of daughters and the need to protect forests.
3. During FY2022-23 ₹409.32 lakh has been kept under this scheme.
Which of the above given statement(s) is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following is/are correct regarding the Vidyarthi Van Mittar yojna?
1 It is being implemented in association with Education Department and in collaboration with Himachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority.
A budget provision of ₹38.15 lakh has been kept under this scheme during FY2022-23.
Choose the answer using the codes below :
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None
Consider the following statements regarding Samudayik Van Samvardhan Yojana:
1. An outlay of ₹301.77 lakh has been kept under this scheme during the FY2022-23.
2. The scheme is implemented through existing Joint Forest Management Committee/Village Forest Development Societies (JFMCs/VFDSs).
3. The scheme has a specific objective to strengthen the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) resource base in the State.
Which of the above given statement(s) is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3

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