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In the face of challenges like climate change and economic uncertainty, there is a dire need for policies and initiatives that prioritize farmers’ well-being and empower them to adapt to changing circumstances. Discuss.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.

5. In the face of challenges like climate change and economic uncertainty, there is a dire need for policies and initiatives that prioritize farmers’ well-being and empower them to adapt to changing circumstances. Discuss.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

In an inauguration speech at a global event, President Droupadi Murmu emphasized the need to protect farmers’ rights and secure their future

Key Demand of the question:

To write about causes behind falling crop incomes and unviable agriculture and measures needed to protect farmers interests.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, write about the causes for the falling crop incomes and unsustainable agriculture – Small holdings make agriculture uneconomic, Perpetual indebtedness, Inability to procure quality seeds, Lack of water and poor yields etc.

Next, suggest measures that are needed in order to overcome the above and double farmers income in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.