Op-Ed Focus: Farming structure, too, needs reform

By Atul Roy|Updated : April 28th, 2017

Article: Farming structure, too, needs reform


Link: http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-editorials/farming-structure-too-needs-reform/

Now try and answer the following questions:

  1. What is your views on the proposed tax on the agricultural income by NITI Ayog? Do you think it is a viable idea politically as well as institutionally? What are the challenges?
  2. What is corporate farming? What is the difference between corporate and subsistence farming? How should India reform its agricultural systems?
  3. What is an implicit tax? How is agriculture reeling under implicit taxation? What is the solution.

Points to Ponder:

  1. What is the reason for one of the lowest levels of productivity of Indian agriculture? Elucidate with examples.
  2. How would Global Warming & Climate Change affect Indian Agriculture?


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