Indian Agriculture-Types of Irrigation and Irrigation Systems Storage [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 7 - 11 of 11

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Question 7

Types of Irrigation and Irrigation Systems Storage
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Discuss the objectives, significance and prospects of the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY) . (250 Words)

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Background:

  • The Union Government has formulated ambitious water conservation scheme Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY) to tackle ever-deepening crisis of depleting groundwater level.
  • The ₹ 6,000-crore will be piloted under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. It is awaiting cabinet՚s clearance.

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Question 8

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Scientific storage facilities and a judicious trade policy will go a long way in helping onion farmers. Comment in the light of reports showing huge losses incurred by onion farmers in a bumper crop year. (250 Words)

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  • In August last year, the nation was crying for onions which sold at ₹ 100 to ₹ 80 per kg. Today, the same onion is being sold in the wholesale agricultural at 5 kgs for Re 1. Reason is a bumper crop with an average yield of 70 - 80 quintal per acre.
  • The onion prices ups, and downs are well seen. There is a need to an scientific storage …

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Question 9

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Addressing structural issues in agricultural policy and allowing states greater autonomy would help Indian agriculture revive itself. Analyse. (250 Words)

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  • Farmers in various parts of the country including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra have been agitating, seeking higher support prices for their produce as well as waiver of loans among other demands.
  • The “one-size-fits-all” policy created for the farm sector is self-destructive in design and programmes meant to double farmer incomes are collapsing.

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Question 10

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Discuss the merits, challenges and future prospects of direct benefit transfer (DBT) in fertilizers. Should fertilisers subsidy be directly transferred to the farmer՚s bank account? Examine why. (250 Words)

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India has successfully conducted direct benefit transfer in case of LPG and now it wants to expand to fertilizer as well. So far DBT in fertilizers has been rolled out in 19 States and Union Territories and 12 States are expected to come on board. DBT in fertilizers is expected to expand its footprint in the entire country.

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Question 11

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Discuss the importance of saving traditional seed varieties in organic farming. (150 Words)

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In agriculture and gardening, seed saving (sometimes known as brown bagging) is the practice of saving seeds or other reproductive material (e. g. tubers) from vegetables, grain, herbs, and flowers for use from year to year for annuals and nuts, tree fruits, and berries for perennials and trees. However, in the wake of GM crop era savi…

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