Deriving conclusions from Passage


Study the following passage carefully and answer the questions.

There is more bad news on food front. It now appears certain that there will bea shortfall of about 9 million tonnes

 in the food production in the current kharif season, which in turn means five million tonnes less than the production 

achieved in the last kharif season. However, rice procurement may only be partially affected since West Bengal 

and Andhra Pradesh have had sufficient rainfall while Punjab, the mtyor contributor to the central pool is less 

dependent on rainfall. Still, the overall availability of rice may go down by more than four million tonnes. There may

 be worst news ahead.

  • In the last year, there was a deficit production of rice by five million tonnes.

A. Probably true
B. Probably false
C. Definitely false
D. Definitely true
E. Data inadequate

Answer : Option C

Explanation :

According to the passage, there is a deficit production of rice by five million tonnes

in the present year.