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Consider the following statements:
1. India’s seed vault is situated at Himachal Pradesh.
2. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi has facility for long-term storage of seeds.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation :
Perched at height of 17,300 feet above sea level, India’s doomsday vault lies in Chang La a high-altitude mountain pass in LADAKH and is the ultimate insurance policy for the country’s food supply, offering options for future generations to overcome the challenges of climate change and population growth. Presently, the only other facility in India for long-term storage of seeds is the one set up by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) New Delhi. Thus, only statement 2 is correct.

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