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6) Learning from the success of Operation Flood, to succeed, the newly announced Operation Greens must build forward and backward linkages between farmers and markets. Discuss.

Topic:   Agriculture pricing; Marketing

6) Learning from the success of Operation Flood, to succeed, the newly announced Operation Greens must build forward and backward linkages between farmers and markets. Discuss. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

Why this question?

Operation Greens will be a possible question this year. Especially when agri sector is reeling under distress and seeing low growth, this new initiative is very important. 

Key demand of the question:

Compare with Operation Flood and suggest if Operation Greens can be made a viable and successful initiative to address fluctuating agri prices thereby doubling farmers income. 

Directive Word:

Discuss: When you are asked to discuss, you should focus on all important dimensions of the issue. More like analysis, but you can give suggestions even if it’s not asked (that Way Forward thing)

Structure of Answer:

In the intro, be positive and write that Operation Greens if implemented like Operation Floods, will be a boon (Use your creativity to come up with catchy intro). Again, don’t write background info on Operation Flood or Green Revolution here.

In the body, divide your answer into parts: Brief points about reasons for success of Operation Flood; What lessons should Operation Greens implement – forward and backward linkages – markets, storage etc; Suggestions if any (again, try to be individualistic in dividing your answer)

In the conclusion, talk about agri distress and say why Operation Greens can be one of many interventions towards addressing this distress.