Agriculture Questions & Answers

Agriculture has become one of the challenging topics from which questions are asked in IAS Exam every year. The topic is so diverse in nature that it becomes pertinent for aspirants to know underlying concepts in Agriculture for UPSC.

If someone goes through the previous years' Agriculture questions asked in prelims and mains, they would find out that basic knowledge of agriculture-related terms, issues and initiatives forms the building blocks of answers to all these.

Here at BYJU’S Agriculture Education Portal, UPSC Experts have come forward to answer even the tiniest doubt of the aspirant in relation with agricultural concepts. The compilation of all questions and answers are given below:

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) is a Central Sponsored Scheme on Micro Irrigation. Further Reading: Pradhan Mantri Krishi...
The Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ welfare under Ministry of Agriculture implements PMKSY.  Further Reading: Pradhan Mantri Krishi...
The industry in which raw foodstuffs are made suitable for consumption, cooking, or storage is called food processing industry. Cereal milling,...
Food production provides a stable source of employment, plays an important role in local economies, contributes to innovation in the food system,...
Farm service sector comprises of firms that provide the goods and services that the farmer requires in order to produce the desired level of...
Farm service sector, producers sector, processors sector and marketers sector are the major sectors of food industry.   Further Reading:...
Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by the Government of India on 19th February 2015. It is a scheme under the Ministry of Agriculture and...
The plants in which DNA has been modified using genetic engineering methods for agricultural purposes are called Genetically modified crops or GM...
GM crops are new inventions and not much is known about their long term effects on human beings. Experts are of the opinion that with the...
SHC is a printed report that a farmer will be handed over for each of his holdings. The card will contain the status of his soil with respect to...
The quality of soil depends on physical, chemical, and biological properties such as texture, water-holding capacity, porosity and organic matter...
The soil health cards will help in monitoring the soil of the farmers well and will give them a formatted report so that they can decide on which...
Many farmers in India do not have the knowledge on the types of crops that gives good yields, quality and the type of their soil. They might know...
Soil health is very important because healthy soils supply the essential nutrients, water, oxygen and root support to plants that produce food...
Monitoring soil health will give farmers an idea of the nutrients that their soil is lacking, which crops they should invest in and also help in...
The main aim of the Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme is to issue soil health cards to farmers every two years to address nutritional deficiencies in...
SHC is a printed report that a farmer will be handed over for each of his holdings. It will contain the status of his soil with respect to 12...
Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on February 19, 2015 at Suratgarh, Rajasthan. Further Reading: Soil...
Soil microorganism diversity and activity are the main components of soil health. Therefore a healthy soil leads to sustainable agriculture....
Soil Health Card (SHC) is being implemented through the Department of Agriculture of all the State and Union Territory Governments.  Further...

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