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6) Agrarian distress is majorly a result of low farm prices and low agricultural productivity. Suggest measures which could help in realizing the goal of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022. (250 words)

Topic: Agriculture.

6) Agrarian distress is majorly a result of low farm prices and low agricultural productivity. Suggest measures which could help in realizing the goal of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is straightforward and is about discussing extent of agriculture distress.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the key factors causing the Agrarian distress, and about the demands of urgent policy attention.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In a few introductory lines discuss the current Agrarian distress facing India.

Body:

In brief discuss –

  • The rising demand for farm loan waivers across states show the extent of agriculture distress.
  • This agrarian distress demands urgent policy attention on the following lines:
  • raise productivity
  • reduce costs of cultivation by providing quality inputs at subsidised rates
  • provide remunerative prices following the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission
  • ensure assured procurement of output
  • expand access to institutional credit
  • enhance public investment for infrastructural development
  • institute effective crop insurance systems
  • establish affordable scientific storage facilities and agro-processing industries for value addition etc.
  • Suggest what should be the way forward.

Conclusion:

Conclude with what more needs to be done.