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Cloze test practice-18
PASSAGE 18 (Questions 1-5)
Directions: In the below given passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. Five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
As the country embarks on planning __(1)__ the 12th Plan (2012-17) period, a key question mark __(2)__ hangs over the process is on the energy requirements. Growth is energy hungry and the aspirations of growing at 9-10% will __(3)__ huge demands on the energy resources of the country. In this energy jigsaw, renewable energy will __(4)__ like never before in the 12th Plan and __(5)__ By the rule of the thumb, India will __(6)__ about 100 Gigawatts (GW)-IOOOOO MW of capacity addition in the next 5 years. Encouraging trends on energy efficiency and sustained __(7)__ by some parts of the government-the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in particular needs to be complimented for this have led to substantially lesser energy intensity of economic growth. However, even the tempered demand numbers are __(8)__ to be below 80 GW. As against this need, the coal supply from domestic sources is unlikely to support more than 25 GW equivalent capacity. Imported coal can add some more, but at a much, __(9)__ cost. Gas-based electricity generation is unlikely to contribute anything substantial in view of the unprecedented gas supply challenges. Nuclear will be, __(10)__ in the foreseeable future.