# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No. 30)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

• (A) If only argument I is strong
• (B) If only argument II is strong
• (C) If either I or II is strong
• (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
• (E) If both I and II are strong.

30.

Statement: Should agriculture in rural India be mechanized?

Arguments:

1. Yes. It would lead to higher production.
2. No. Many villagers would be left unemployed.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Explanation:
Clearly, mechanization would speed up the work and increase the production. So, argument I is strong enough. Argument II is vague because mechanization will only eliminate wasteful employment, not create unemployment.
Discussion:
7 comments Page 1 of 1.

Yashveer singh said:   9 months ago
It will definitely lead to unemployment if agriculture is mechanized. So the answer should be E.

Khushi said:   3 years ago
I guess both are correct.

Because, Increase in production definitely, Farmers will be unemployed.

Raghavgoyal said:   6 years ago
I think both should be valid in this question, as when the production will be mechanized it will surely lead to unemployment.

Please correct me, if I am wrong.

Bharti said:   6 years ago
If machines will do work then how will that farmer will remain employed at the same time?

It will lead to unemployment for sure.

Christian said:   9 years ago
A lot of the "Right" answers are just subjective. In some countries peasant farming is they only employment, with 80% of people being peasant farmers. Mechanization would cause MASSIVE unemployment.

Both arguments are strong.