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.
5) From both economic and environmental perspectives, cultivation of pulses is the is the most optimal choice.” Explain.(250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is based on the premise of cultivation of pulses and its significance in the current times.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the relevance of cultivation of Pulses to the agrarian system of the country.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Discuss the context of the question.
Explain why pulses are the optimal choice and in what wat they are the right choice from the economic and environmental standpoints.
List the benefits of cultivating pulses, Pulses are rich in proteins and found to be main source of protein to vegetarian people of India, can be grown on all types of soil and climatic conditions, being legumes fix atmospheric nitrogen into the soil, helpful for checking the soil erosion as they have more leafy growth and close spacing etc.
Conclude by how they can act as a shock absorbent for farmers in distress and take care of both environmental and economic aspect.