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. India is the world’s biggest producers of jute, in this context discuss the potential of Jute industry while highlighting the issues before it and the reforms required to promote. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
The article presents deeper insights on the Jute industry of the country.
Key Demand of the question:
Bring out the potential and challenges faced by India in the Jute industry and present the reforms that are required to achieve its full potential.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start with the fact that India is the world’s biggest producer of jute, a sustainable, versatile fibre, but it shows very little imagination for its promotion.
The body of the answer must capture the following dimensions in detail –
Challenges faced by jute industry in India; Shortage of Raw Material. Despite of the Government efforts to increase area under Jute, India is not self-sufficient in raw material. Obsolete Mills and Machinery; the mills and machinery in Jute sector are obsolete and need technology up gradation etc.
Jute is the second most important industry next to cotton textiles and plays a dominant role in the industrial economy of eastern India supporting nearly 40 lakh. Thus explain the potential of the Industry to the country.
Discuss the future prospects.
Conclude with way forward.