Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
3) In the context of the stated aim of doubling farmer’s income, discuss the challenges involved in realizing the same and also suggest suitable measures required to overcome them. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and is based on the concept of doubling farmer’s income.
Key demand of the question:
One has to discuss the challenges involved in augmenting the methods to help farmers double their income and measures required to be taken.
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:
In brief explain what you understand by doubling farmer’s income.
Explain what are the possible sources of doubling farmer’s income – increasing agricultural productivity, improvement in total factor productivity, crop diversification etc.
Discuss what measures and strategies are to be focused to achieve the set goal.
Conclude with way forward.