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Agriculture in India needs state support to you agree? Critically analyse.

 Topic : Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.

5. Agriculture in India needs state support to you agree? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

The article explains in what way without some support from the state, the smallest of Indian peasants would be even more vulnerable.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in detail the need for State support for Indian agriculture to thrive.


Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:


Briefly discuss the state of agriculture in India.


Analyse why Agriculture in India needs state support to thrive.

Talk about the recent happenings such as the coming of farm bills – The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 (FAPAFS), the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 (FPTC) and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 (EC).

The COVID-related economic crisis in rural India calls for serious structural reforms in agriculture. In this context, evaluate the liberalisation and the need for state intervention in agriculture in India.

Explain why all of it suggests role of State. Take hints from the article and explain.


Conclude with solutions.