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. A special plan like the Marshall Plan of USA in 1948 is the need of the hour to address the agrarian distress amidst the ongoing crisis. Comment.(250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The author talks about the agrarian reforms that the country needs in the current crisis hours and in what way we require Marshall plan like that of USA to address the situation.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the factors responsible for the ongoing agrarian crisis; discuss what needs to be done to address the situation.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Explain what Marshall plan of USA in 1948 was.
To start with, highlight the agrarian problems the country is facing currently. One can present the case study of eastern India as suggested in the article. List down the challenges in detail. Take hints from the article and explain what can be done and what lessons can be taken from the Marshall plan of USA,1948. Suggest solutions to address the scenario.
Conclude with way forward.