IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Indian Agriculture-Scope and Significance Study Material (Page 7 of 24)

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Agricultural Productivity: Contract Farming

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Contract Farming

Contract farming is a method to maximize profit from agricultural products. In this system, company enters into written contract with farmer, or a group of farmers, or co-operatives with the objectives to produce a given volume of produce, of specified quality. The contract binds company to purchase the produce on agreed price. Company after making the purchase will process the produce, for example, it can freeze, dehydrate, or produce processed-products like chips, confectionaries, pickles et…

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Agricultural Schemes: Marketing, Storage, and Processing

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Marketing, Storage, and Processing

  • Operation Greens (2018) : It was launched on the lines of Operation Flood to ensure that farmers derive right price for their produce. It aims to promote farmer producers organizations (FPOs) , agri-logistics, processing facilities, and professional management. The operation will control and limit the erratic fluctuations in the prices of onions, potatoes, and tomatoes. It will also increase demand in the economy with its demand-forecasting model.
  • National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) : It establishes a common e-market platform for wholesale markets in states and UTs desirou…

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