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. Indian agri markets not only need to be integrated spatially but also temporally for a better future of Agri-Markets. Elaborate. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
The author of the article explains in what way the new agriculture infrastructure fund is a major step forward. Policymakers must have stable policies for them.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss the idea of getting the agri-markets right to ensure better functioning of Indian Markets.
Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly present the current scenario of Agri markets in India and how they function.
Markets play an important role in rural development, income generation, food security, and developing rural-market linkages thus its importance to ensure their optimum functioning.
Present the case of newly launched Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), The fund is a major step towards getting agri-markets right.
Then move on to explain what the gaps in the current agri market system are, take cues from the article and list them down. Suggest solutions to the same and explain why it is essential to have markets temporally as well as spatially to ensure their perfect functioning.
Conclude with way forward.