Topic: Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
6 . Can the ongoing COVID-19 crisis be converted into an opportunity for reforming the agri-marketing system in the country? Give reasons in support of your arguments.(250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The article authored by Ashok Gulati brings a different perspective of the effects of COVID-19 and in what way India can use it as an opportunity to reform its agri markets.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in what way the ongoing COVID-19 crisis can be converted into an opportunity for reforming the agri-marketing system in the country.
Give reasons – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you are in agreement with the original proposition.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the current situation across the world.
To start with, explain the crisis that agriculture sector is facing owing to the COVID-19 effects. Explain what needs to be done to the put agri-system on an efficient path. Take hints from the article and list down the suggestions. Discuss the possible challenges involved while suggesting solutions for the same.
Conclude with a futuristic approach for the Agri system of the country.