Consider the following pairs
Region: Well-known for the production of
- Kinnaur: Areca nut
- Mewat: Mango
- Coromandel: Soya bean
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2014 Prelims]
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
- Kinnaur is a district located in Himachal Pradesh with a population of 84,121 according to the 2011 census. This region is primarily known for its apple production. However, it is not accurate to state that Areca nuts are produced here, as they are mainly grown in Karnataka, Kerala, and Assam.
- Mewat, a district situated in Haryana, is primarily focused on agriculture and allied agro-based activities. Although agriculture is the primary occupation, it is not particularly known for mango production. Therefore, it is incorrect to state that Mewat is famous for mangoes.
- Coromandel is a coastal plain located in eastern Tamil Nadu, where rice, pulses, sugarcane, cotton, and peanuts are the main crops grown. It is not accurate to state that soybean production in India is primarily dominated by Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, as they contribute to only 89% of the total production. Therefore, it is not correct to pair Coromandel with soybean production.
Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.