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The significant increase in India’s edible oil imports over the past decade has multifaceted impacts on the economy. Policymakers must need to implement measures to address the challenges posed by the surge in imports, promoting a sustainable and resilient edible oil sector in the country. Analyse.

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.

4. The significant increase in India’s edible oil imports over the past decade has multifaceted impacts on the economy. Policymakers must need to implement measures to address the challenges posed by the surge in imports, promoting a sustainable and resilient edible oil sector in the country. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express.

Why the question:

India is the second-largest consumer of edible oil globally and its largest importer. While the government has taken several initiatives over the years to increase the domestic production of edible oils, its shortage and high price are often in the news.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the impact of import of edible oil and ways to address it.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, write about the shortage of edible oil imports and its impact.

Next, write about the measures that are needed to overcome the overcome the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.