Storage Transport and Marketing of Agricultural Produce Related Issues

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                                                                      1. There is also a point of view that agriculture produce market committees (APMCs) set up under the state acts have not only impeded the development of agriculture but also have been the cause of food inflation in India. Critically examine.
                                                                      2. From 1990s onwards, the share of farm exports in India's total exports has gone down gradually. Analyze the reasons for the same
                                                                      3. "The Cost Risk structure in Indian agriculture must be paid attention while framing policies." Discuss.
                                                                      4. Both demand and supply of agriculture produce are inelastic."Explain throwing light on importance of agricultural marketing in India.
                                                                      5. "Agricultural produce undergoes a series of exchanges from one hand to another before it finally reaches the consumer."With this reference discuss the facilities needed for efficient agricultural marketing?
                                                                      6. Bring out the various problems of Agricultural Marketing System in India.
                                                                      7. Bring out the various problems of Agricultural Marketing System in India.
                                                                      8. What do understand by Contract Farming? Discuss the provisions made in APMC act for promotion of Contract Farming in India.
                                                                      9. Centre had circulated the Model Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act in 2003 and asked them to amend their APMC laws accordingly. However ,many states are reluctant to do so. Examine the issue.
                                                                      10. "Despite of implementing several crop insurance schemes, farmers are yet to get enough protection from risks in farming."What are the common challenges faced in increasing crop insurance penetration in India? Discuss.
                                                                      11. To what extent the Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana has addressed the shortcomings of the previous crop insurance models? Discuss critically.
                                                                      12. Crop insurance schemes have divided India into two parts viz. the states with under-penetration and the states with high penetration. While elucidating the reasons for this divide, critically examine its implications.
                                                                      13. Why is that despite numerous benefits, the organic farming is not a priority in India? Discuss the issues and challenges.
                                                                      14. How electronic national agriculture market(e-NAM) is different from existing agricultural marketing? What are the pre-requisites for states to implement e-NAM?
                                                                      15. Agriculture sector cannot become resilient unless various risks in agriculture are reduced, profitability is increased and stable income flows to farmers is ensured. Enumerate various reforms in agriculture India needs towards these issues.
                                                                      16. What do you understand by the so called trade distorting subsidies? What is India's stance on such subsidies? Discuss while highlighting India's recent activities in WTO regarding these.
                                                                      17. While highlighting the key problems in India's farm exports, outline contours of agricultural export promotion policy for India.
                                                                      18. What are the ecological and economical challenges faced by Indian agriculture today? Discuss critically.
                                                                      19. In what respects, India's food value chain is different from more established markets around the world? Discuss.
                                                                      20. What are the flaws in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act that are adversely affecting both the producer and consumers? Discuss the control measures formulated by the agriculture ministry under the Model APMC Act, 2017 to combat the problem.
                                                                      21. While analyzing the threats caused by Agri-piracy and Bio-piracy on Indian Economy, discuss the taken so far as well as proposed measures towards handling these threats.
                                                                      22. How different is DBT in fertilizers when compared to other DBT schemes of government? What are the challenges of DBT in fertilizers?
                                                                      23. Why government has taken decision to stop the imports of the GM soybean?
                                                                      24. What are the roles and functions of the Farmers Producers Organisations?
                                                                      25. What are the reasons for price meltdown in the ongoing rabi marketing season? Explain in brief the issues with PM-AASHA.
                                                                      26. Global competitiveness needs to be improved in context of Indian agriculture. Analyze
                                                                      27. What measures have been taken by the government to tackle spike in onion prices?
                                                                      28. RCEP is opposed vehemently from the dairy sector. What are the concerns of the dairy industry against the RCEP deal?
                                                                      29. The government has announced the TOP Scheme similar to AMUL model to protect interests of both consumers and producers. What are the challenges in modeling the TOP scheme on the lines of AMUL model?
                                                                      30. A way out to strengthen the price volatility in the prices of Tomato, Onions and Potato is strengthening TOP Scheme. Discuss
                                                                      31. What are the features of the DBT scheme introduced for the fertilizers? How it is different from the earlier subsidy transfer scheme?
                                                                      32. What are the data captured in the Livestock census? What are the findings of the recent livestock census report?
                                                                      33. Is the new seeds Bill titled against farmers’ interests and is in favour of seed companies ? Discuss.
                                                                      34. There is an utmost need for an appropriate institutional design, incentives and market infrastructure to integrate digital technologies with agri-value chains. Comment.
                                                                      35. Promotion of secondary agriculture
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