Topic: Economics of animal-rearing
5) What are the objectives of the National Action Plan for Dairy Development: Vision-2022? In the light of government’s sustained efforts towards conservation of native breeds through Rashtriya Gokul Mission and lobbying by certain groups against crossbred cows, examine critically if it’s feasible to achieve objectives of National Action Plan for Dairy Development: Vision-2022. (250 Words)
Why this question?
Directly related to syllabus and also an important issue related to government’s efforts to double income of farmers. Important for Mains-2018 (lets you learn two initiatives and link between them)
Key demand of the question:
Write objectives of National Action Plan for Dairy Development: Vision-2022 and write if it’s objectives are feasible especially when government is trying to encourage native breeds and also when there is strong lobbying against crossbreds.
Examine critically: Objectively present facts – write yes if certain objectives can be met and say no if some objectives are over-ambitious and face hurdles (as given in the question)
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write 2-3 lines about doubling farmers income goal and how government is trying this through various initiatives amongst which Dairy Development vision is also one of them. Write a line saying that objectives are noble but they face several hurdles in the form of govt initiatives.
In the body, in TWO main parts address demand of the question. First, objectives of the Dairy plan. Second to examine feasibility of its objectives. Here, divide further into Rashtriya Gokul Mission and lobbying against crossbreds. Examine how these act as roadblocks, but at the same time help preserve local breeds.
In the conclusion, express need for consistency and coordination in government schemes to achieve its objectives.