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5) A one nation, one market model is the reform required to deal with issues related to agricultural marketing. Discuss.(250 words)

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5) A one nation, one market model is the reform required to deal with issues related to agricultural marketing. Discuss.(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to highlight the issues with current regime in brief, discuss what kind of model is being talked about, mention about the advantages and disadvantages of one nation, one market model. Finally, we need to provide our view on unified markets and way forward.

Directive word

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Mention that the aim is to double farmer’s income within a time frame, for which marketing of agricultural produce needs to be looked at and reformed.

Body

  • Discuss in brief the issues with APMC regime. Not more than 2-3 lines.
  • Thereafter explain what do we mean by one nation, one market. Talk about e-NAM and steps taken by the government to promote it.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such a model.

Conclusion – give your view on whether it would turn out to be a panacea for agricultural sector and briefly mention way forward.