The increasing prices of edible oil needs government intervention

Synopsis: In the past year, the prices of edible oil increased significantly. There are many internal and external reasons behind the price rise. So, the government has to pay attention to the edible oil prices. Introduction: In India, Edible oil prices have risen sharply in recent months. According to the data from the Department of… Continue reading The increasing prices of edible oil needs government intervention

Importance of FPOs | Farmer Producer’s Organisations

Synopsis: FPOs Farmer Producer’s Organisations could be a solution to the agrarian distress if they are helped to access credit and markets What are the main reasons for farmer’s distress? First, the declining average size of farm holdings is one of the reasons for agrarian distress. The average farm size declined from 2.3 hectares (ha)… Continue reading Importance of FPOs | Farmer Producer’s Organisations

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 three basic… Continue reading Lessons from Operation Flood for Operation Green

“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 to shift… Continue reading “First Trade Minimum Price” (FTMP): A model to increase farmer’s income

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 traders… Continue reading Arka Vyapar App to connect farmers with market

Gandhian imprint in the farmer’s protest

Source: The Hindu Syllabus: GS 4 – Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world. GS 3 – Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System-objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping. Synopsis: The protesting farmers are going through physical and mental suffering in Delhi’s severe winter. But… Continue reading Gandhian imprint in the farmer’s protest

New Farm Laws and Labour Codes is the way forward

Source: The Indian Express Syllabus: GS-3  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies  Synopsis: The agriculture and labour reforms passed recently creates a condition for productivity and enhance growth. This benefits millions of small farmers and unorganised workers. Farm Laws and the changes it brings: … Continue reading New Farm Laws and Labour Codes is the way forward

Why Farm laws must be redrafted?

Synopsis: The process adopted by the government to enact the three farm laws was not appropriate. The government should reconsider its stand to not withdraw the laws. Introduction  Much has been debated about the impacts and benefits of farm laws on farmers. But the ordinance route adopted to enact these laws was a clear violation… Continue reading Why Farm laws must be redrafted?

Issues in SC Mediation step on farm laws

Synopsis: The Supreme Court’s decision to take a route of mediation, instead of judgment on the legality of the law, is being criticized by some experts. Let’s have look at the criticisms?  What are the issues in SC mediation process?  Supreme Court-appointed a committee and put a stay on implementation of the laws. Although it is officially not called a mediation committee, but the Court does mention its role in helping the… Continue reading Issues in SC Mediation step on farm laws

Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 farm laws

News: The Supreme Court has stayed the implementation of Three Farm Laws until further Orders. Facts: Summary of the Supreme Court Order: Stay on Farm Laws: Implementation of three farm laws namely The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance… Continue reading Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 farm laws