Sal seeds

 Source: DTE  Context: The government-owned Tribal Development Co-operative Corporation of Odisha Ltd (TDCCOL) decided to procure sal seeds (Shorea robusta) from nine Odisha districts.   The move, which comes after a gap of three years, intends to arrest the distress sale of the minor forest produce (MFP).    About Sal Trees: The sal tree is native …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 17 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Insights into Editorial: Supporting agriculture the smart way

    Introduction: Several countries, especially the G-20, support their agriculture. But in a democratic system, policies are not always framed on scientific basis. They are often influenced by various lobbies, including politicians who, at election times, offer freebies like free electricity, farm loan waivers as ‘doles for votes’. This short-sightedness results in sub-optimal or …

Insights into Editorial: All about MSP and the demand for a legal backing

    Context: Union Agriculture Minister has said that the Centre would table the bill to repeal its three contentious farm laws “on the very first day” of the Parliament’s winter session. This follows the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to roll back the agriculture reform laws, against which farmers – mainly from Punjab, Haryana …

Policy on MSP:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices.   Context: Farmers are demanding a law for guaranteed minimum support price (MSP).   What is MSP? MSP is the rate at which the government buys grains from farmers. Currently, it fixes MSPs for 23 crops grown in both …

Good governance needs holistic planning and seamless coordination of various infrastructural entities for effective outcomes. Analyse how the recently launched Gati Shakthi scheme imbibes this approach to good governance in infrastructure.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. Good governance needs holistic planning and seamless coordination of various infrastructural entities for effective outcomes. Analyse how the recently launched Gati Shakthi scheme imbibes this approach to good governance in infrastructure.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question:  PM Modi launches the …

In the context of farmers movement against the Agrarian reforms, critically comment on the disparity in procurement of grains for PDS across north westerns states and eastern states in India.

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5. In the context of farmers movement against the Agrarian reforms, critically comment on the disparity in procurement of grains for PDS across …

Minimum Support Price (MSP) as the sole source of growth in Farmers’ Income is not all sufficient. A strategy focused on diversification and technology-based value chains in agriculture is needed to double farmers income. Discuss.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 4. Minimum Support Price (MSP) as the sole source of growth in Farmers’ Income is not all sufficient. A strategy focused on diversification …

Minimum Support Prices (MSPs)

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) What to study? For Prelims: MSP- crops covered, how is it decided. For Mains: MSP- need, significance, concerns …

MSP for MFP

Topics Covered: Schemes for the welfare of vulnerable sections of the society. MSP for MFP What to study? For Prelims: What is MSP? MFP? Scheme related? For Mains: Significance of the scheme and MFP for tribals.  Context: The Union government’s ‘mechanism for marketing of minor forest produce (MFP) through minimum support price (MSP) and development …

Insights Daily Current Events January 07, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 07, 2014   NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES The Food Security Act- an initiative to avert malnutrition Food security refers to household’s physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that fulfills the dietary needs and food preferences of that household for living an active and healthy life. …