TOPIC : Transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
5)Glitch free working of e-NAM platform is crucial to achieve the dream of doubling farmers’s income by 2022. Examine(250 words)
Why this question
Off late, upsc has been focussing on questions related to agriculture. e-NAM is an important tool to improve the status of farmers in india by freeing them from the constricting grip of APMCs. Hence this topic becomes important.
Key demand of the question
The first part says glitch free working. We have to examine what is meant by glitch free working which includes the problems being faced as well those being anticipated, the reasons why those problems are being faced. In the second part, the question expects us to answer how e-NAM woulf help farmers achieve doubling of income.
Examine – We have to do an in-depth analysis of the issue by discussing the topic under heads as mentioned above.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Describe e-NAM and its objectives
- First describe the importance of e-NAM for farmers and how it is helpful in ensuring better prices for the farmers by freeing them from the clutches of commission agents etc.
- Thereafter, move to the issues faced by e-NAM.
- Also mention the anticipated problems of e-NAM
- Mention the suggestions of the committee which will help improve the performance of e-NAM
Highlight the importance of doubling farmers income and mention that smooth functioning of e-NAM should be a priority for the government.