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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.

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.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen 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:

Introduction:

Briefly highlight the ongoing problems in the agriculture sector.

Body:

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.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.