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Do you agree that it is the It is the bounden duty of scientific community tofind long-term solutions to the problems faced byfarmers and improve crop productivity? Comment and discuss the significance of research and technology to Agriculture.

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.

6. Do you agree that it is the It is the bounden duty of scientific community tofind long-term solutions to the problems faced byfarmers and improve crop productivity? Comment and discuss the significance of research and technology to Agriculture.(250 words)

Business-Standard

New Indian Express

Why this question:

The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu called upon the scientific community to find long-term solutions to the problems faced by farmers and improve crop productivity and farmers’ income. Thus the context of the question.

Key demand of the question:

Explain how relevant it is to involve scientific community and research in developing long-term solutions to the problems faced byfarmers and improve crop productivity.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In general discuss the importance of research and science in developing newer methods and discovering newer ways to address the challenges of Agriculture in the country.

Body:

Emphasis upon the critical role of technology in enhancing both the quality and quantity across the agriculture value chain from the use of inputs at the pre-production stage to post-production and marketing to improve the income of farmers.

Explain that It is the bounden duty of scientific community tofind long-term solutions to the problems faced byfarmers and improve crop productivity.Scientists need to explore ways to make cropsmore “climate-resilient, nutrition-efficient andless water consuming”.The role of technology is critical in enhancing

Both the quality and quantity across theagriculture value chain from the use of inputs atthe pre-production stage to post-production andmarketing to improve the income of farmers.

Conclusion:

Conclude that Science is significant in finding solutions and Technological innovation was a key driver inboosting economy, improving people’s lives and

Enabling better delivery of services.