Page-10 of GS-IV: Ethics and Human Interface

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.

Hint: The key issues these states are experiencing include expansion and modernization of marketing facilities, improvement in marketing information communication and linking small producers with efficient marketing channels. Further, task of establishing infrastructure needs massive investment, which the governments alone ..

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Bring out the various problems of Agricultural Marketing System in India.

The agricultural marketing system is referred to as the marketing of agricultural products from the farm to the consumer.  The process includes several activities i.e. harvesting, grading, packing and packaging, transport, storage, processing, distribution, etc. Agricultural Marketing System in India ..

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“In the resource constrained and dry areas, the farming is a survival mechanism rather than a growth oriented activity.”With this reference bring out various problems faced by farmers in Rainfed Areas

Agriculture in India has been practiced since the time of the Indus Valley Civilization. The rank of India is second in terms of the total farm output. About 50% of India’s population is associated with the agricultural sector that contributes ..

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What do you understand by Command Area Development? Why successive governments have failed in Command Area Development?

The command area refers to the area adjacent to the dam or water projects. The area receives ample benefits from the water available in the storage. The facilities include irrigation, flood control, electricity generation, etc. Command areas are irrigated from ..

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Examine the different methods of irrigation practiced in India and bring out their relative importance.

Irrigation is referred to as the procedure of supplying adequate water to plants and crops. It helps to grow agricultural crops, maintain the fertility of soils in arid zones, and during the time of the shortage of necessary rainfall. Irrigation ..

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What is drip irrigation? Why is it considered the most efficient method of irrigation?

India’s irrigated area accounts for nearly 49% of the total agricultural land. The remaining 51% is rainfed and don’t have any irrigation Infrastructure. Micro-irrigation Micro-irrigation is a type of irrigation process with lower pressure and flow than a traditional sprinkle ..

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