Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
4) To tackle agrarian distress in a sustainable manner, direct income support to farmers needs to be complemented with reforms in Agriculture marketing and trade policies.Explain.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and must discuss the approach for sustainable agriculture and suggest solutions for tackling agrarian distress.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the role of Agri markets, physical infrastructure that needs to be supported along with direct income support to make agrarian distress
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Describe the conditions of agrarian distress.
The answer must emphasize on the methods of handling agrarian distress in a sustainable manner, one has to elaborate how income transfer alone can not be a fixed one-shot solution to the problems facing agriculture.
Conclude with importance of having multi-pronged approach to address the distress.