Evaluation Study on Role of PDS

Articles GS III Agriculture

What is PDS? The Public distribution system (PDS) is an Indian food Security System for the poor people established under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution. It was al…

August 22, 2017 0 288

Rise in vegetable prices

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? The prices of vegetables with short shelf  -  life are rising. A better infrastructure for marketing is required. What is the status of vegetable prices in India? …

August 20, 2017 0 780

Fair Deal for Farmers

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Establishment of a mechanism to ensure a fair remuneration for farmers is urgently needed. What are problems with marketing agricultural produce? Only a few staple crops are c…

August 20, 2017 0 657

Sustainable Agriculture

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? Climate change challenge and dependence of our population on agriculture necessitates a look at the options of sustainable agriculture. What are the issues? Land degradation - …

August 19, 2017 0 799

Dalwai Committee Draft Report

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? The Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income has released a draft report. What are the major recommendations? Agricultural Marketing - The committee has called for placing agricul…

August 18, 2017 0 1227

Recommendations of NCF

Daily News GS III Agriculture

Why in news? As India marks 50 years of green revolution, a look at the report of National Commission on Farmers becomes essential. What is NCF? The National Commission on Farmers was chaired by …

August 16, 2017 0 1026

Agri future markets

Daily News GS III Agriculture

What is the issue? The Indian agri - futures remained at low levels forming only 2% of 1.6 billion global agri -  futures contracts. Agri - future marketing system remains unsupportive of far…

August 14, 2017 0 1040

Is WTO’s AoA unfair?

Articles GS III Mains

What is news? A recent India-China collaborative study on farm subsidies highlights how the rules in the WTO’s ‘Agreement on Agriculture’ have been rigged to suit the developed coun…

August 10, 2017 0 960

Revamping ICAR

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What is the issue? ICAR needs a makeover as agriculture education is in a poor state. What is ICAR? The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) is the apex body mandated with agriculture ed…

August 08, 2017 0 1133

Agricultural Extension Services

Articles GS II GS III Mains

What is Agricultural Extension Services? Agricultural extension is now a common activity in most countries of the world, and it is a basic element in programmes and projects formulated to bring abo…

August 07, 2017 0 914