Topic: Cropping pattern; Food security
6) Although Green Revolution has improved food security; it has evoked new nutritional deficiencies. In the light of the given statement, discuss the need for improving the production of coarse grains in India. Also, analyse the recent budgetary proposals initiated by the government in this regard? (250 Words)
Why this question
It is an important topic of GS-3and comes under the heading-Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management; Major crops, cropping patterns in various parts of the country and issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
Key demand of the question
The question demands brief description and explanation for the emergence of new nutritional deficiencies due to changed production and consumption patterns caused by green revolution. In the second part, it demands us to analyse the strengths/benefits and limitations of the recent budget proposals in this regard.
Discuss: Explain how green Revolution has led to distortion in production and consumption of coarse grains in India.
Write in depth about the recent budgetary proposals and their potential, limitations in achieving the goal of increased coarse grains production.
Structure of the answer
In the Introduction part, quote a study/report which supports the fact that green Revolution has evoked new nutritional deficiencies.
Divide the body of the answer into two parts. In one part, explain how green Revolution has led to new nutritional deficiencies.
In another part enlist the key budgetary proposals initiated recently; elaborate these proposals by analysing their potential and their shortcomings.
In the conclusion part briefly mention some plausible solutions to the problem.