In the following passage there are blanks each of the which has been numbered These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words phrases are suggested one of which best fits the blank appropriately Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case
Economic growth figures for the first quarter of this financial year seem to support the claim that the worst may be over for the Indian economy The gradual revival is also an indication that the government’s economic stimulus package is (181) What could however upset the positive outlook is the drought which (182) large parts of the country and its impact on overall growth Even though the monsoon had picked up (183) the rains received were grossly (184) There are clear (185) that farm output particularly cereals will fall drastically Insufficient rain is bound to shoot up the (186) of agriculture commodities and that would impact the economy as a whole The drought would also (187) a drastic reduction in rural employment and consumption besides inflation in the prices of food articles
Food prices have been (188) since the past few months and lower agriculture production is likely to (189) the situation The government has said that food grain from the buffer stocks will be used to keep prices (190) Subsidised food grain is necessary in these times but its effectiveness will depend a lot on the distribution system

Question 101



The previous statement states that worst was finished in Indian economy and better is to come as the government has initiated economic stimulus package. Hence the word we use should be positive in nature and should be linked to strengthen stimulus package. and state that it is going on well. Hence,A,B,C ,E can be eliminated.Working fits correctly into the blank. Hence,D

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