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Question 1

Agricultural Productivity
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What is meant by crop insurance? Is it necessary? What makes such a scheme necessary for India? Evaluate how Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana will assist in improving the agricultural productivity in India.

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Crop Insurance

  • Crop insurance, like other insurance, is a scheme that provides hedge to the farmers for their crops against infections or damage that might take place by means of weather, pest, etc.
  • This is done on payment of premium.
  • As not every farmer face some risks, the insurance in turn spreads risk among broad areas, thus ensuring profit. Thus,…

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Question 2

Agricultural Productivity
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Write short notes on: HYV Seeds

Question 3

Agricultural Productivity
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Write short notes on: Seed certification

Question 4

Agricultural Productivity
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India witnessed a record food production of 272 million tonnes in 2016. Examine the underlying factors and institutional changes.

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Record Food Production of India

  • Record production of 272 million tonnes shows the effects of government and people to increase the production.
  • It can be studied under following heads.

Infrastructural Changes in the Form of Various Government Schemes Like

  • Pradhan Mantri Sinchai Yojana (Irrigation)
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (Insurance)
  • Unfiled marke…

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Question 5

Agricultural Productivity
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Highlight the role of agricultural census in India. Briefly Account for the state of agriculture 2015 - 16. (Examrace Test Series 2017)

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Agricultural Census in India

  • The Agricultural census is conducted in India every 5 years. First census was done in 1970.
  • The latest 10th census with reference year 2015 - 16 was launched on February 3,2016.
  • It forms part of a broader system of collection of agricultural data and is a large-scale statistical operation for the collection and derivation …

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Question 6

Agricultural Productivity
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Highlight the role of agricultural census in India. Briefly account for the state of agriculture 2015 - 16 (20 marks)

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Role of Agricultural Census in India

  • Collection and maintenance of agricultural statistics assumes importance, due to predominance of agriculture in India It contributes close to of GDP and employs more than half of the population.
  • India possesses only world; arable land, but has to feed of population. This imbalance is likely to worsen further.

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