UPSC MAINS TOPIC WISE PAPER :  Agriculture 

 

UPSC MAINS TOPIC WISE PAPER :  Agriculture 

1. Livestock rearing has a big potential for providing non-farm employment and income in rural areas. Discuss suggesting suitable measures to promote this sector in India.(UPSC 2015)
2. In view of the declining average size of land holdings in India which has made agriculture nonviable for a majority of farmers, should contract farming and land leasing be promoted in agriculture? Critically evaluate the pros and cons.(UPSC 2015)
3. How can the 'Digital India' programme help farmers to improve farm productivity and income?What steps has the Government taken in this regards?(UPSC 2015)
4. 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.(UPSC 2014)
5. "In the villages itself no form of credit organisation will be suitable except the cooperative society." - All Indian rural credit survey. Discuss this statement in the background of agriculture finance in India. What constrain and challenges do financial institutions supplying agricultural finances? How can technology be used to better reach and serve rural clients?(UPSC 2014)
6. Food security bill is expected to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in India. Critically discuss various apprehensions in its effective implementation along with the concerns it has generated in WTO.(UPSC 2013)
7. What are the different types of agriculture subsidies given to farmers at the national and state levels? Critically analyze the agriculture subsidy regime with the reference to the distortions created by it.(UPSC 2013)
8. India needs to strengthen measures to promote the pink revolution in food industry for better nutrition and health. Critically elucidate the statement.(UPSC 2013)
9. Establish the relationship between land reform, agriculture productivity and elimination of poverty in Indian Economy. Discussion the difficulty in designing and implementation of the agriculture friendly land reforms in India.(UPSC 2013)

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