Economics of Animal Rearing


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                                          1. Critically examine the role of Livestock in farming economy of India. Do you agree with the view that in recent times, there has been a structural shift in agriculture sector due to Livestock rearing? Substantiate your stand.
                                          2. "Due to mechanization of agricultural operations and declining farm sizes; livestock has lost their position in Indian economy."Do you agree with this view? Argue.
                                          3. "Distribution of livestock wealth is more egalitarian, compared to land in India". Explain.
                                          4. Discuss the income elasticity of demand and consumption pattern in terms of animal products in India.
                                          5. What are the major problems of India's Dairy sector? Do you agree that unorganized dairy sector is reaping the benefits of favorable consumption dynamics"? Opine.
                                          6. "Traditionally, the output of marine fisheries used to be higher than that of inland fisheries. However, since 1991, India's Inland fish production has increased gradually."Examine
                                          7. "Inland aquaculture holds the key to the blue revolution in the country."Discuss critically.
                                          8. Discuss the national status of National Egg Coordination Committee, throwing its role in Indian poultry sector.
                                          9. What is social, cultural, religious and economic relevance of Mithun? Discuss the economics of animal rearing in context with Mithun in several parts of India.
                                          10. Economics of animal rearing can help to a great extent in doubling real incomes of farmers by 2022. However, there is a need to remove the anti-farm bias by recognizing incomes from allied sectors as farm incomes. Explain.
                                          11. Livestock rearing should be kept at the centre of poverty alleviation programmes. Analyze.
                                          12. Explain the terms LED fishing, bull- trawling, purse seining and gill netting with respect to fishing highlighting issues created by each of them.
                                          13. What was the contribution of Sardar Patel in Dairy Sector of India?
                                          14. How the Sex Sorted Semen scheme of Uttar Pradesh aims to address the menace of stray bulls?
                                          15. Farmers of India are moving to buffaloes in place of cows. The farmer decision-making is largely influenced by the economic factors. Examine this in light of livestock policies of the country.
                                          16. Poultry Sector has organized itself into an organized business. But this development is highly skewed. Comment
                                          17. The livestock sector can play a very significant role in achieving the aim of doubling farmers’ income and bringing people out of poverty by augmenting their income. Discuss, and also suggest some measures for sustainable growth of the livestock sector.
                                          18. Livestock farming is crucial for increasing farmer’s income. However, it contributes to climate change and is also affected by it. Elaborate the statement and discuss some measures that can be taken to make livestock farming more sustainable as well as climate resilient.
                                          19. The Livestock-based integrated farming system (IFS) can help to achieve twin goals of doubling farmers’ income and making farming sustainable. Analyze.
                                          20. A flourishing livestock sector is an efficient tool for augmenting incomes of low income households and eradicates poverty. Elucidate. Further, suggest ways for ensuring sustainable livestock sector growth in India.
                                          21. In light of the ongoing rapid growth in the livestock sector, examine its significance with special focus on the role played by women as livestock farmers in boosting the rural economy.
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