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Statement I: Shifting cultivation was widely prevalent in different parts of India in the 19th century.
Statement II: More and more people took to shifting cultivation when forests laws were enacted.


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Statement I is true, Statement II is false
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B
Statement II is true, Statement I is false
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C
Both Statements are true, Statement II provides explanation to Statement I
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D
Both Statements are true, Statement II does not provide explanation to Statement I
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Solution

The correct option is A Statement I is true, Statement II is false
Statement is true and statement II is false.
Statement I: Shifting cultivation was widely prevalent in different parts of india in the 19th century.It was the traditional cultivation method of forest habitant.It affected the development of indian forestry in 19th century.It increased the pressure on exploitation of natural resources.Excessive shifting cultivation destroys the forest and leads to ecological degradation.
Statement II: More and more people took to shifting cultivation when forests laws were enacted is not true.After the implementation of forest laws people adopted the alternative methods of cultivation or profession.
So option A is correct.

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