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.
5) Discuss the pattern of land holdings in India and the challenges related to land fragmentation also suggest possible solutions to the problems.(250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is about dealing the issues related to agriculture with specific focus on land holdings and land fragmentation issues.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the problems related to land holdings, land fragmentations and their effect on the agriculture practices of the country and farm income.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief write up on the current conditions of land holdings.
Discussion should include the following:
Paint a picture of the current status of land holdings in India, what are the issues associated with it, why is it a cause of concern? What are the challenges posed by it etc.
Then discuss the impact of it on farmers, what needs to be done to overcome the challenges and concerns.
Conclude with solutions and suggest way forward.