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Discuss the prospects of transforming Indian Agriculture through farm Mechanization. Highlight the steps taken so far by the government of India in recent times in this direction.

Topic:  E- technology in the aid of farmers, Technology Missions

4.Discuss the prospects of transforming Indian Agriculture through farm Mechanization. Highlight the steps taken so far by the government of India in recent times in this direction. (250 words)

Reference: PIB

Why this question:

The article highlights the significance of transforming agriculture through farm mechanization.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the significance of farm mechanization applied to Indian context to transform the Indian agriculture scenario to the next level.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Briefly highlight steps Indian Government has been taking to achieve Doubling of Farmer’s Income by 2022 and emphasis on the aspects of farm mechanization.

Body:

  • Explain what you understand by farm mechanization.
  • Highlight the steps that have been taken by the government of India in this direction.
  • Discuss the significance of mechanization as applied to Indian setup of agriculture.
  • Indian Government appointed Ashok Dalwai Committee to recommend measures to achieve farm mechanization targets.

One of the most important recommendations of the committee is to fast track the mechanization of farm implements in all areas of the country as improved agricultural implements and machinery are essential inputs for modern agriculture.

Conclusion:

Conclude by highlighting schemes and policies being taken by the government in this direction.