The Big Picture – Indian agricultural scenario: What has been the problem?

Summary: Indian agriculture has been a paradox for sometimes. While production is growing up and also exports are growing, there is also growing distrust among the farmers. Farmers are affected by varying weather conditions, droughts and floods. Soil fertility is another issue. Policies regarding agriculture and investments in it have also been a constant source …

Agriculture: Second Green Revolution and, Government Schemes and Missions

      As we all know current state of agriculture in India is result of green revolution which is in place since late 1960’s, which was heavily backed by government. It has delivered India food security and sufficiency which was critical at that time. This progress and security had its own costs in terms …

Agriculture Marketing: APMC Act and Related Issues

  Table of Content APMC act Purpose Shortcomings in old APMC acts Model APMC act Economic Survey on APMC act Alternate Marketing Channels Direct Marketing Contract Farming Futures Contracts and Negotiable Warehouse Receipt System Importance of International Trade Essential Commodities Act   Topics from Syllabus Covered GS paper 2 – Government policies and interventions for …

Agriculture: Issues Related to Minimum Support Prices (MSP), WTO and Subsidies

Pricing policy and WTO Minimum Support Price Additional bonus announced by Center and States Commission for Agriculture Cost and Prices (CACP) Criticism of MSP MSP on Minor forest produce (MFP) Levy procurement System WTO and Subsidies India is faced with a complicated situation as on one hand there is record production of cereals and on …