Reading Comprehension-13

DIRECTIONS (Q. 1-5): Below is given passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
PASSAGE
The performance of Indian agriculture is largely dependent on amount of rainfall across the country. A substantive part of the cultivable land is dependent on irrigation which is directly related to monsoon. However, agriculture and allied activities account for less than even one-fourth of the total GDP. The component of the manufacturing sector that depends on agriculture for the supply of intermediates is not very high, which suggests that the structure of industrialization has changed over the years. Several components of the tertiary sector that are crucial for the growth of the rest of the economy have grown size ably, thanks to IT and BPO. So it is less likely that aggregate economic growth will be adversely affected if rainfall is scanty. Yet, a somewhat different picture emerges if we look deeper into the matter. Still, a very significant chunk of the population and work for depends on agriculture for its livelihood. A decline in agriculture reduces per capita food availability, which in turn, pulls down the standard of living.
1. Agro based activities constitute more than 25 percent of GDP in India.

(A) The inference is ‘definitely true’, i.e. it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
(B) The inference is ‘probably true’, though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.
(C) The ‘data are inadequate’, i.e. from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
(D) The inference is ‘probably false’ though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given.
(E) The inference is ‘definitely false’, i.e. it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

Explnation:–
2. The industrialization process had undergone significant changes over the past few decades.

(A) The inference is ‘definitely true’, i.e. it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
(B) The inference is ‘probably true’, though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.
(C) The ‘data are inadequate’, i.e. from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
(D) The inference is ‘probably false’ though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given.
(E) The inference is ‘definitely false’, i.e. it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

Explnation:–
3. Non-industrial and non-agricultural sector activities have considerably grown over the past few years.

(A) The inference is ‘definitely true’, i.e. it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
(B) The inference is ‘probably true’, though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.
(C) The ‘data are inadequate’, i.e. from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
(D) The inference is ‘probably false’ though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given.
(E) The inference is ‘definitely false’, i.e. it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

Explnation:–
4. Weak monsoon have adverse effect on GDP even though non-agricultural sector activities may continue to be the same.

(A) The inference is ‘definitely true’, i.e. it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
(B) The inference is ‘probably true’, though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.
(C) The ‘data are inadequate’, i.e. from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
(D) The inference is ‘probably false’ though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given.
(E) The inference is ‘definitely false’, i.e. it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

Explnation:–
5. Manufacturing sector no longer depends on agricultural sector.

(A) The inference is ‘definitely true’, i.e. it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
(B) The inference is ‘probably true’, though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.
(C) The ‘data are inadequate’, i.e. from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
(D) The inference is ‘probably false’ though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given.
(E) The inference is ‘definitely false’, i.e. it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

Explnation:–