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Examine the worth of technology in enhancing dairy farming industry in India.

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.

3. Examine the worth of technology in enhancing dairy farming industry in India. (250 words)

Reference:  Live Mint

Why the question:

The article brings to us an opinion of making India a major milk exporting nation.

Key Demand of the question:

One has to examine the value of technology in enhancing dairy farming industry in India.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Best way to start such questions is with reference to some key data justifying the understanding of the essence of the question.

Body:

Today with an annual production of 187.75 million tonnes (as per 2018-19 data) India accounts for about 22% of the world’s milk production. Thus explain first the potential of Indian dairy industry.

Explain that India’s journey from a milk deficit country to one of surplus has been momentous. Initiated in 1970, Operation Flood was arguably the world’s most ambitious dairy development programme that transformed India into one of the largest milk producers.

Then explain why the dairy sector assumes a great deal of significance.

Present points as to what role can technology play in uplifting the sector. Give examples wherever possible.

Conclusion:

Conclude that the marriage of rural farming with the latest innovations in technology will usher in unprecedented transformation in our dairy industry.