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.
Finland is a country of vast green forests, beautiful Baltic islands, windswept Arctic mountains and (1)_______ blue lakes. These pristine and picturesque landscapes (2)_______ a habitat for many wild animals and birds including (3)_______ bears, wolves, eagles, cranes and swans, as well as (4)_______ world’s rarest seals. Birdwatchers flock to Finland to find (5)_______ that are hard to spot anywhere else in Europe. Keen wildlife photographers (6)_______ come here to enjoy excursions and facilities that enable (7)_______ to get spectacular shots of the amazing animals in their (8)_______ settings. Some of the great places to preserve these (9)_______ include Finland’s forty national parks, which are open to (10)_______ all year round.
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With an impressive growth in yields, Telangana now claims to be transforming into the rice bowl of India. The Food Corporation of India (FCl) has procured 52 lakh tonnes of paddy from Telangana alone, which is more than half of the national target of 91 lakh tonnes. The state’s harvests have nearly doubled in a year. Paddy production is up 93%, maize 95%, and cotton 74%, according to the Telangana Planning Department.
The state is also making its mark as a producer of paddy seed. “About 85% of our village’s paddy is of a fine variety that farmers in MP, Haryana, Bengal, and Bihar use as seed,” said a farmer in Anksapur Village in Nizamabad district. The seed crop sells at a premium over the state’s minimum support price for paddy.