Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. India is the second largest producer of silk
2. Tasar is the largest variety of silk produced
3. Karnataka is leading in silk production
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Answer: [A] Only 1 & 3

India continues to be the second largest producer of silk in the world. Among the four varieties of silk produced as in 2012-13, Mulberry accounts for 79 per cent (18715 MT), Tasar 7.3 per cent (1729 MT), Eri 13.2 per cent (3116 MT) and Muga 0.5 per (119 MT) of the total raw silk production of 23,679 MT. Karnataka is leading in silk production in the country.

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