Agro economy

Agro economy


Cropping Pattern
Previous year questions

  1. In view of the declining average size of land holdings in India which has made agriculture non-viable for a majority of farmers, should contract farming and land leasing be promoted in agriculture? Critically evaluate the pros and cons. (2015)
  2. What is Perm culture? Give at least three common examples where permaculture concepts are being put to use. (2012)

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Quick bytes

  1. Organic agriculture is the best insurance policy that India can have for its population with better performance on productivity, environmental impact, economic viability and social well being. (More: Link1)

Practice questions

  1. Why Indian Agricultural system has over dependence on chemical fertilizers? How Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) will help in solving this problem? Discuss (Source)


Irrigation
Previous year questions

  1. What is water-use efficiency? Describe the role of micro-irrigation in increasing the water-use efficiency. (2016)
  2. What is allelopathy? Discuss its role in major cropping systems of irrigated agriculture. (2016)

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  1. Sauni project

 

  1. Per drop more crop

 


Agri-Marketing
Previous year questions

    1. There is also a point of view that agriculture produce market committees (APMCs) set up under the state acts have not only impeded the development of agriculture but also have been the cause of food inflation in India. Critically examine. (2014)

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Agri-Tech
Previous year questions

  1. How can the ‘Digital India’ programme help farmers to improve farm productivity and income? What steps has the Government taken in this regards? (2015)

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Practice questions

  1. What is “National food grid”? And how does it reduce the prices of food products? Explain

 

Agri-Finance
Previous year questions

  1. Given the vulnerability of Indian agriculture to vagaries of nature, discuss the need for crop insurance and bring out the salient features of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
  2. In the villages itself no form of credit organisation will be suitable except the cooperative society.” – All Indian rural credit survey. Discuss this statement in the background of agriculture finance in India. What constrain and challenges do financial institutions supplying agricultural finances? How can technology be used to better reach and serve rural clients?
    Link1 (2014)

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  1. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

 

  1. Kisan credit card

 

  1. Loan waiver issue
  2. NABARD
Land reforms in India
Previous year questions

  1. Discuss the role of land reforms in agricultural development. Identify the factors that were responsible for the success of land reforms in India. (2016)
  2. The right to fair compensation and transparency land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement act, 2013 has come into effect from 1 January 2014. What implication would it have on industrialisation and agriculture in India? (2014)
  3. Establish the relationship between land reform, agriculture productivity and elimination of poverty in Indian Economy. Discussion the difficulty in designing and implementation of the agriculture friendly land reforms in India. (2013)

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