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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.

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.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Briefly explain the current situation across the world.

Body:

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.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a futuristic approach for the Agri system of the country.