Agriculture

Concerns with Food subsidy

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? National Food Security Act is not clear, which has benefits despite high costs, leakages. What is the background of the issue? In 2013 UPA government had passed the National Food Sec…

June 26, 2017 0 172

Farmers’ issue

Daily News GS II GS III Mains

What is the issue? Police force was deployed to deal with the farmers who were supposed to stage a road blockade in Chhattisgarh. The officer was instructed not to use force even if the agitation …

June 25, 2017 0 400

Reviving Agriculture – Need for Holistic View

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Farmers in States like Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka are now demanding loan waiver. How far is it justified? Writing off farm loans is an incentive that…

June 24, 2017 0 375

Issues in India Horticulture

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Market inefficiencies and faulty policies are the present situation of Horticulture in India. At a time when there is considerable farm unrest in the country, there is a paradigm shif…

June 14, 2017 0 620

Issues with MSP

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Increase in MSP alone won’t benefit farmers, issues of procurement and credit need to be addressed. What is the background of the issue? Farmers look for support from various q…

June 13, 2017 0 733

Reforming the Agrarian Business

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? There are raising agrarian protests and agitation across the nation, government should find solution of such issues rather than supressing it. Government schemes on agriculture are th…

June 10, 2017 0 673

Tax on Agricultural Income

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy suggested of bringing agricultural income into the income tax structure. What is the legal position of tax on agriculture? In the Seventh Schedule, Ent…

May 31, 2017 0 564

Fair and Remunerative Price

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? The Centre’s decided to increase the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane by 11% in the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane for the upcoming sugar season. W…

May 29, 2017 0 457

Cons of GM Mustard

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recently cleared the proposal for genetically modified (GM) mustard. How effective was Bt Cotton? Bt cotton promised of higher yield an…

May 25, 2017 0 416

Free Market in Agriculture

Daily News GS III Mains

What is the issue? Farmers in some States are regretting their abundant yields this year as the prices of agricultural commodities have crashed. e.g Chilli farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,…

May 17, 2017 0 401

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