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ANIMAL HUSBANDRY NEEDS GREATER ATTENTION

SYLLABUS: GS MAINS PAPER III The global animal feed market is under-going marked changes that are likely to accelerate this decade. The pattern of global consumption is evolving towards higher share of animal products in diets. So, in animal husbandry sector higher quantities of crops will be used as feed. ABOUT INDIA’S ANIMAL HUSBANDRY SECTOR […]

DISCOMS : REFORMS–BASED AND RESULTS-LINKED SCHEME

SYLLABUS: GS MAINS PAPER 3 State-owned distribution utilities (discoms) continue to be in fragile financial health. In the budget 2021-2022, the union government had announced the launch of a “reforms-based and results-linked” scheme for the distribution sector with the objective of improving the financial health and operational efficiency of discoms. KEY POINTS 1. DISCOMs mean […]

QUARTERLY ESTABLISHMENT- BASED EMPLOYMENT SURVEY (QES)

SYLLABUS: GS MAINS PAPER III Recently, The Labour Bureau released the results of the All-India Quarterly Establishment- Based Employment Survey (QES) for the first quarter of 2021 (April-June). ABOUT QES 1. It has been taken up by the Labour Bureau to provide quarterly updates about the employment and related variables of establishments, in both organised […]

A DATA REVOLUTION IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE

SYLLABUS: GS MAINS PAPER III Recently, two significant documents relating to the Indian agriculture sector were released. The first is a consultation paper on the Indian Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA) from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare (MoA&FW). The second on Indian agriculture: Ripe for Disruption from a private organisation, Bain and Company. […]

RBI MICROFINANCE PROPOSALS

SYLLABUS- GS MAINS PAPER III In June 2021, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published a “Consultative Document on Regulation of Microfinance”. While the declared objective of this review is to promote the financial inclusion of the poor and competition among lenders, the likely impact of the recommendations is unfavourable of the poor. However, if […]