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Agriculture Inputs News

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  • Need of State Support for Agricultural development
    Synopsis: The current situation of the agricultural sector demands state support to tackle future challenges. This will ensure sustainable benefits for both – farmers and consumers. Background: Countries across the globe are focusing on the gradual reduction of state’s role in almost every sector (including agriculture). Their objective is to bring greater economic ...
  • Government should initiate steps to make Agriculture remunerative
    Synopsis: Government should avoid handing over India’s agriculture to agribusiness companies. Instead, it should take steps to make agriculture remunerative. Development of Agriculture during the green revolution period During the mid-1960s, the green revolution resulted in increased productivity in India and, especially, Punjab. Further, the growth in agriculture was aided by public investment ...
  • Why India Needs a Strong Regulatory Framework for Agriculture?
    Synopsis: There is a need for developing a strong regulatory framework to promote India’s agricultural growth. Introduction  The farmers in the country face various constraints such as accessing agricultural inputs, markets, finance, human resources, and information. All these factors are critical for increasing farmers’ competitiveness. The existing institutional structure controlling farm production fails ...
  • Lessons from Operation Flood for Operation Green
    Synopsis: A closer inspection of the Operation Green scheme shows that the scheme is nowhere near achieving its objectives. Introduction  The Finance Minister during budget presentations announced the expansion of Operation Green (OG). It will be expanded beyond tomatoes, onions, and potatoes to 22 perishable commodities.  Operation Green was launched in 2018 with ...
  • “First Trade Minimum Price” (FTMP): A model to increase farmer’s income
    Synopsis: Industrial revolution 4.0, will reduce employment opportunity. The “First Trade Minimum Price” model can be used for increasing farmer’s income. How Industrial Revolutions are changing employment dynamics? The subsequent three Industrial revolutions reduced the dominance of the agriculture sector. They made the service and manufacturing sector dominant. This helped the agrarian workforce ...
  • Arka Vyapar App to connect farmers with market
    What is the News? Indian Institute of Horticultural Research(IIHR) has launched an app called Arka Vyapar App. About Arka Vyapar App: The app aims to connect farmers with traders. It will help farmers get the best available prices for their products. How the app would work? The app would have details of farmers and ...
  • Agricultural Exports- India’s potential, initiatives, challenges and solutions
    What is the News? US Department of Agriculture(USDA) has forecasted 1.8 million tonnes of wheat and 14.4 million tonnes of rice to be imported from India. This will be the highest ever wheat export from India to the US in the last six years. Despite the Indian government’s various steps to improve agricultural exports, there are few challenges associated with ...
  • Issue of single law for different regions of agriculture
    Synopsis: Present agriculture reforms have not considered the ground level issues faced on the regional level and vertical level.  Introduction  New farmers laws Recently, the current government has opened up the output market with the purpose to let market forces improve effectiveness and create more value for farmers and the economy.   New farm laws ...
  • Guaranteed MSP will claim half the Budget
    Context: Procurement of 23 crops at MSP which will amount to ₹17-lakh cr and to support this annual allocation, rich farmers should pay tax. What is the farmers ’demand? The protesters have rejected the offer of amendments to farm laws and are firm on their demand for repeal of the three laws. Farmers want ...
  • Why green revolution states should shift from MSP crops to high value crops and Non-farm activities?
    Source – Click Here Context: Green Revolution states are required to shift their focus from MSP crops to high-value crops and Non-farm activities due to the consequences Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh were early adopters and major beneficiaries of Green Revolution technology and enabled India in becoming a nation close ...
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