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.
5. Why it is important to integrate National and International agricultural markets? Examine and also discuss the purpose of APMC Act and related Issues.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is from the static portions of GS paper III. It focuses on importance of integrating National and International agricultural markets, examine also the Purpose of APMC Act and the related Issues.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the importance of integrating National and International agricultural, markets, also examine the purpose of APMC Act and related Issues.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Present in short the importance of agri markets in the rural regions of India.
To start with explain the purpose of APMC act, discuss the shortcomings of APMC in the past, and explain the model of APMC. Comment on the importance of integrating National and International agricultural markets. List out the concerns and challenges.
Conclude with way forward.