In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the
alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Another farmer’s cotton harvest increased from 10 quintals to 14 quintals (1)__________ using pesticides and fertilizers on the suggestion (2)__________ the local agriculture extension officer. “I (3)____________ doubts as I was going for organic cotton for the (4)__________ time,” he said, “But I saved eight thousand rupees per acre (5)__________ costs.” He sold his cotton for almost seven lakhs, (6)____________ he wants to use for his daughter’s studies and to (7)___________ a new house. Another farmer said he’s got the first (8)______________ crop’ of his life this year. The 53-year-old used to grow red gram on his (9)_____________ field. “But thanks to a government project, my village tank is full and I could (10)_____________ paddy in the Rabi season.” He reaped 66 quintals from his two acres.

Question 183

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank 8.

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