Topic: Indian economy; Agriculture
5)Examine the impediments to the growth of agricultural exports in India. Discuss the steps taken by government to boost agricultural exports. (250 Words)
Why this question:
Dalwai Committee on doubling farmer’s income and Draft Agricultural Policy both highlight the importance of boosting agricultural exports for improving the economic condition of farmers and earning more focus. The challenges, opportunities, steps taken etc needs to be prepared thus.
Key demand of the question
The question is fairly direct. Focus while answering should remain on following
- Status of agri exports – which will establish that the sector is indeed facing challenges
- The nature of challenges needs to be examined. If the challenges are more in the nature of opportunities, that too needs to be brought out
- The steps taken by the government along with its critical examination (in brief)
Examine – we have to get into the details of the reasons why agri export is not picking up. Look at the issue from all angles and bring out direct as well as indirect causes.
Discuss – Mention the steps taken by the government along with their critical analysis in brief
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Mention the status of agri exports, the targets, the vision and the need of boosting agri exports.
Body – Divide the answer into parts. First part should answer Status of agri exports – which will establish that the sector is indeed facing challenges
In the second part, discuss the challenges. Quote from reports mentioned in the newspaper. Divide it into broad heads like infrastructural, WTO norms etc
Then discuss steps taken by government. Also mention the efficacy of the scheme.
Conclusion – Mention what in your opinion is holding back exports and what should be done.