Indian Agriculture-Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support Prices [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 6 - 10 of 10

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Question 6

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High input cost, flawed MSP calculation and non-inclusive crop insurance scheme are problems perpetuating farm distress. Critically analyse. (250 Words)

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Background:

Indian agriculture is undergoing a tough time with farmer suicides still taking place. So tackling farm distress is essential to government՚s target of doubling farmers income by 2022.

How High Input Cost is Perpetuating Farm Distress?

  • The risk-bearing capacity of the farmer has been declining for a long time. His financial wherewithal is …

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Question 7

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Discuss the objectives and features of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme. (250 Words)

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Introduction:

Electricity is a major concern in rural India, especially for farmers. Instead of transmitting electricity to the farmers, the government wants farmers to use solar energy to power their irrigation pumps, so this scheme ensures India adheres to Paris agreement and achieve SDG.

Objectives:

To achieve this, the Union Budget 2018 has alloca…

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Question 8

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Critically examine how the recent union budget seeks to address farm crisis in the country. (250 Words)

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Background:

Agricultural and farm crisis has been a bone of contention in India as almost over the half of the population is still dependent on agriculture. The recent budget has taken many measures with respect to the crisis and rural distress.

Positives:

  • Assurance of purchase of all crops for which MSP is declared is a positive step.
  • The Agri-Market …

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Question 9

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Learning from the success of Operation Flood, to succeed, the newly announced Operation Greens must build forward and backward linkages between farmers and markets. Discuss. (250 Words)

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Background:

Recently the finance minister announced Operation Greens, on the lines of Operation Flood, with a seed capital of ₹ 500 crore . This is the right step especially when farmers are forced to dump the vegetables in the light of price volatility.

Operation Green:

  • Operation Greens wants to replicate the success of operation flood in fruit and v…

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Question 10

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Discuss the objectives, features and significance of the recently announced GOBAR-Dhan initiative. (250 Words)

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Background:

India՚s development depends mostly on lack of good health parameters in the country which are linked to lack of hygiene and sanitation. To give further impetus to Swachh Bharat, Govardhan yojana is launched.

Objectives:

In the Union budget 2018 “GOBAR-Dhan” (Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources-Dhan) scheme as launched.

The initiative has…

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