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) The progress in livestock sector of the country is directly related to a more balanced development of rural economy and upliftment of poorer sections of the society. comment.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and is about analysing the role of livestock sector on the rural economy.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must relate the growth of livestock sector and the impact it has on rural economy and life.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief introduction on current status of livestock sector in India.
Explain that Animal Husbandry Sector plays a vital role in providing household nutritional security, increased income, and employment especially of women and in rural transformation. Animals provide a diverse range of output for cultivation, irrigation, transport; fibre and leather goods, manure for fertilizer and fuel besides direct production of milk, meat and eggs for human
consumption. Livestock provide economic security and social status to the family. Thus, progress in livestock sector is directly related to a more balanced development of rural economy and upliftment of poorer sections of the society.
Conclude with importance of livestock, its significant contribution to the agricultural GDP.