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Topic: , transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints
6. What India is at present facing is not a “supply”, but a “supply chain” problem in its agriculture sector. Analyse the statement amidst hurdles for free movement and trade in agricultural produce owing to lockdown.(250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The Author explains that amid lockdown, hurdles for free movement and trade in agricultural produce must be cleared immediately.
Key demand of the question:
One should explain the issue the agriculture sector facing in the country and what needs to be done to save the sector amidst the ill-effects of the lockdown to it.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly highlight the ongoing problems in the agriculture sector.
To start with, explain first the effect of the lockdown on the agriculture system of the country.
Explain – What India is at present facing is not a “supply”, but a “supply chain” problem, list down the causative factors first – inter-state movement restrictions and arbitrary actions by local authorities to enforce the lockdown etc.
Take hints from the article and explain what needs to be done.
Conclude with way forward.