Record Foodgrain Exports Amid hunger in India – Right to Food Campaign

  What is the News? The Right to Food Campaign has criticized the record export of foodgrains from India in 2020-21. It is the time when the country’s people are struggling with hunger amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Right to Food Campaign highlighted the following issues:  Record Foodgrain Exports: The Government of India has exported… Continue reading Record Foodgrain Exports Amid hunger in India – Right to Food Campaign

Boosting Farmer’s Income

Context- Policies designed for an India on the edge of starvation don’t fit the India of today. What is the history of supply and demand of wheat crop in India? The genesis of the current state of affairs stems from policies initiated over half a century ago- Starvation period– It dates from the 1960s, when… Continue reading Boosting Farmer’s Income

Protesting farmer concerns

Context- Three Acts in Parliament and handed hurriedly, ignoring critical objections inside each Houses and the opposition outdoors. Why are these bills being opposed? End of MSP– The bills also lack any assurance about Minimum Support Price(MSP) Dismantling of the monopoly of the APMCs as a sign of ending the assured procurement of food grains… Continue reading Protesting farmer concerns

Farm Bills Concerns and evaluation

Context: Agriculture in India needs state support to thrive. Background Recently, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to three contentious farm bills passed by Parliament. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act,2020 (FAPAFS). The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 (FPTC). The Essential Commodities… Continue reading Farm Bills Concerns and evaluation

Farm Bills and MSP

Source: Indian Express   Context: The recently enacted farm bills have triggered debate on the desirability of the MSP regime. More in news: The period from 2004 to 2012 was the period of high commodity prices, high government procurement and rapid reduction in rural poverty. This shows a causal link between the high prices and… Continue reading Farm Bills and MSP

Three Farm Acts and their constitutional debate.

Source: The Hindu Syllabus: Gs3: Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers Context: The passage of the three Farm Acts has raised a constitutional debate on Union’s powers to legislate on state subjects. What are the three contentious farm bills? The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020. The… Continue reading Three Farm Acts and their constitutional debate.

Significance and Issues associated with Farms laws

Source: The Hindu Syllabus: GS3: Issues related to Direct and Indirect Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support Prices Context: Recently, the President has given his ascent on the three farm Bills. What are the issues with the bill? No clarity on MSP:the Bill does not specify that the contract price should be above the Minimum Support Price (MSP) declared by… Continue reading Significance and Issues associated with Farms laws

Benefits of the farms laws

Source- The Indian Express Syllabus- GS 3- Transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints Context- Many benefits are associated with farm laws that should be considered in the debates around them. How is the agriculture sector working on India’s Independence and till present? 1947-Agriculture contributed 50 per cent to the national income and… Continue reading Benefits of the farms laws

Reasons behind protest against farm laws

Source- The Indian Express Syllabus- GS 3- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support price Context- There are many reasons behind the recently erupted protest against farm laws that should have been avoided by the government. What are the new Farm Bills? Three Farm Bills that are bond for contention- The Farmers’ Produce… Continue reading Reasons behind protest against farm laws

Farm bills and opposition hypocrisy

Source – The Indian Express Syllabus – GS 3- Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. Context– The government claims that the new farm bills are a historic step taken… Continue reading Farm bills and opposition hypocrisy