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Analysis of APMC

Agriculture Finance

Agriculture topic act as one of the most weightage part of GS Paper III as generally 4-5 questions are usually asked from this section.

From the past one year many changes have been brought in the agriculture sector thus we are providing the updated material on that.

Salient features of the content are:

  • Comprehensive Coverage of Agriculture of GS Mains Paper –III
  • The material is prepared keeping in mind the necessity of the Aspirants with respect to changing UPSC Pattern
  • GS Mains material covers traditional as well as contemporary dimensions of the topics mentioned in the syllabus
  • Underline sub-topics under the broader UPSC syllabus have also been covered
  • Answer writing practice questions alongwith Hints will be provided to help students in understanding the basic structure of the answer.

 

 

This booklet consists of the following Chapters:

Chapter 1: AGRICULTURE AN OVERVIEW

  1. Introduction
  2. Role of Agriculture in Indian Economy
  3. Land Reforms
  4. New Agricultural Strategy

 Chapter 2: AGRICULTURE FINANCE

  1. Introduction
  2. Features of Agricultural Finance
  3. Criteria for Agricultural Credit
  4. Problems of Agricultural Finance
  5. Suggestions For Improvement

 Chapter 3: AGRICULTURAL CREDIT INSTITUTIONS

  1. Introduction
  2. Commercial Bank
  3. Lead Bank Scheme
  4. Multi Agency Approach
  5. Regional Rural Banks
  6. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
  7. Reserve Bank of India
  8. Kisan Credit Card Scheme
  9. Self Help Group (SHG) Bank Linkage Programme
  10. Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)
  11. Government Policy For Agricultural Credit
  12. Farmers Service Societies (FSS)

Chapter 4: CROP INSURANCE IN INDIA

  1. Historical Background
  2. Issues Related to Crop Insurance
  3. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  4. Comparison with Earlier Crop Insurance Schemes
  5. Challenges

 

Chapter 5: AGRICULTURE MARKETING 

  1. Process of Agricultural Marketing in India
  2. Structure of Agricultural Marketing in India
  3. Importance of Proper Agriculture Marketing
  4. Government Measures to Improve Agricultural Marketing in India

 

 Chapter 6: ANALYSIS OF APMC

  1. Importance of Proper Agriculture Marketing
  2. Present Agriculture Marketing System in India
  3. Issues Related to APMC
  4. Role of APMC act in Raising Food Inflation
  5. Model Act of APMC
  6. Importance of APMCs and Reforms Needed
  7. Emerging Alternative Marketing Models

 Chapter 7: FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA (FCI)

  1. Introduction
  2. Functions
  3. Performance Evaluation of FCI
  4. Providing Effective Price Support to Farmers
  5. Food Storage
  6. Shanta Kumar Committee

 Chapter 8: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

  1. Introduction
  2. Sustainable Agriculture
  3. Sustainable Agriculture Development
  4. Small Farms are more Efficient than Large Farms

 Chapter 9: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE

  1. Introduction
  2. Land
  3. Land-leasing
  4. Soil
  5. Labour
  6. Capital
  7. Agricultural Productivity

 Chapter 10: AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTIONS IN INDIA

  1. Introduction
  2. Green Revolution
  3. White Revolution – Operation Flood
  4. Yellow Revolution
  5. Blue Revolution
  6. Golden Fiber Revolution: Jute
  7. Golden Revolution

 Chapter 11: FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR

  1. Processed Foods Scenario with respect to Specific Sectors
  2. Policy Initiatives
  3. Foreign Direct Investment
  4. Infrastructure Development in Food Processing Sector
  5. Sector-specific government policies
  6. Government Initiatives
  7. Issues in Food Processing Sector
  8. FDI Policy in Food Processing
  9. Notable Trends in the Indian Food Processing Sector
  10. Growth Factors in food and processing industry

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