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Which one of the following is a pulse grown in Rabi season?
A. Urad (Black gram)
B. Moong (Green Gram)
C. Masoor (Lentil)
D. Rajma

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Hint: This is the oldest known pulse flower, and one of the first domesticated crops in the Old World. This pulse is a good and very rich source of potassium, which is very beneficial for human body growth. and antioxidants, which protects the body from various diseases.

Complete Answer:
- Urad is a type of heavily nutritious pulse crop which is mainly grown in the rainy season in a hot and humid climate with a temperature of 25-degree Celsius to 30-degree celsius. So it is not a Rabi crop as it is grown in the Kharif season.
- Moong is a protein-rich pulse crop which is grown in the summer season with a mild temperature of 25 to 30-degree Celsius and rainfall of 60-90 centimetres (cms). Thus this implies that it is a Kharif crop.
- Masoor (Lentil) is a starch-rich pulse which is also a provider of bread and cake products. It is grown in the starting months of winters with a temperature of 18-20 degree celsius and rainfall of 100 cms. Therefore it is a Rabi crop.
- Rajma, which is also known as kidney beans forms an important part of North Indian cuisine. Generally, it requires about 15 to 25 degrees of temperature while sowing and 28 to 30 degrees of temperature while harvesting. It is sown in May-June for the Kharif season and in Punjab, few farmers sow it in the last week of January.

The correct answer is option C.

Note: Summer season crops are called Zaid crops. Such crops are grown mostly from March to June, which means that these crops take a longer period to grow. Indian central government has recently announced the hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of five rabi crops which are wheat, lentils, barley, mustard and grams.