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SECTION - A
(Reading - 20 Marks)
1. Read the following passage carefully.
Even as the global production of food grains which supply three - fourths of human energy needs has reached record levels along with overall grain reserves, world hunger continues to rise. And population increase is not the culprit this time. The rise in the output of food crops in the 'poor' countries of Asia, for instance, has of late substantially outstripped the rate of population growth. Thailand, Srilanka and Indonesia increased their output by 20 percent.
In Burma, India, China, Pakistan and the Philippines, the increase has been between 10 and 15 percent. The problem of world hunger has always depended on the relationship between population and resources, i.e. on whether the world's wealth can adequately support the world's people. It is therefore, as much a question of wealth, wealth control as birth control.Trying to dominate the long term causes of world hunger, whether for want of theory or practice, seems as far away as ever. The world food council, a part of FAO, had clearly warned of the imminent danger of world famine. Food crops are bound to fail, it reckons, in some areas in the near future. Though grain reserves held for international releases have now touched recored levels, they are still not enough. And the world prices of grain are generally too high. Thus at present, half billion people are half starved and malnourished and I twice that number lacks the purchasing power to buy enough food at prevailing prices. The stocks held by the developed nations mean high international prices and lower availability for food deficit.
Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option from the ones given below.
(a) Why according to the passage does the world hunger continue to increase ?
(i) The population is increasing faster than food production.
(ii) While food production is increasing reserves are not
(iii) Food grains supply only three fourths of human energy needs
(iv) World wealth is not adequate to support world population
(b) Which of the following is a major factor responsible for keeping large numbers of people starving ?
(i) There is not enough food in the world
(ii) People lack purchasing power
(iii) No efforts are made to remove causes of world hunger
(iv) Advanced nations hold large stocks of food grains
(c) What is the warning issued by world food council ?
(i) Population is increasing
(ii) Purchasing power is decreasing
(iii) Food crops are bound to fail in future
(iv) Food reserves are falling
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