Due to the lack of a coherent policy on food security, India not only faces threat of food shortage but also ends up affecting its agricultural exports. Examine.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; 5. Due to the lack of a coherent policy on food security, India not only faces threat of food shortage but also ends up affecting its agricultural exports. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: …

World Food Day:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Food Security related issues.   Context: World Food Day is being celebrated every year on October 16 to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in 1945.   The theme for World Food Day this year is “Our actions are our future- Better production, …

Hidden costs of food: 

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered:  Food security related issues.    Context:  As per a UN Report:  The price of the food we consume is about a third the actual cost, which includes hidden cost to the environment and human health.  These hidden costs or ‘externalities’ that do not reflect in the market price of harmful foods …

India achieved “food security” decades ago, it’s now time to plan for “nutritional self-reliance”. Analyze.

  Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2. India achieved “food security” decades ago, it’s now time to plan for “nutritional self-reliance”. Analyze. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Why this question Overflowing granaries give us the smug satisfaction of having solved the …

GS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 90!!!!

QUESTIONS: 28/10/2013(Topics:  Land reforms in India; Food security; Impact of schemes) Evaluate the track record of land reform in India in its various aspects, bringing out inter state differences. How would you interpret this record? (250 Words) What do you think has been the impact of Targeted Public  Distribution System in India on food security for the poor? …