Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
5. Write a short note on National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is direct from the static portions of GS paper III.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the NMSA project, highlight its key objectives, quote facts of achievements so far, challenges if any and conclude with way forward.
Structure of the answer:
National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) has been formulated for enhancing agricultural productivity especially in rain fed areas focusing on integrated farming, water use efficiency, soil health management and synergizing resource conservation.
Briefly discuss the mission objectives first.
Explain the mission strategy.
Discuss the major components of the scheme in detail.
Take hints from the reference and cover majority aspects in your answer.
Conclude with significance of such missions to the agro-economics of the country.