Agriculture Questions & Answers

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:

Some examples of sustainable agricultural practices are: Crop Rotation Permaculture Soil enrichment by leaving crop residue in the field after a...
The main objectives of sustainable agriculture are: Make the best use of the resources available Minimize use of non-renewable resources Protect...
Zero tillage is also known as No-Tillage. It is a cultivation practice with little or no soil surface disturbance, the only disturbance being...
The idea of modern Zero tillage farming or no-till farming was first propounded by Edward Faulkner in his revolutionary and best-selling book,...
There are three types of tillage depending on the purpose or necessity. They are  Deep ploughing: Deep tillage is performing tillage...
Advantages of zero-tillage Zero tilled soils are homogenous in structure with more earthworms. Organic matter content increases due to less...
Tillage is a mechanical manipulation of the soil for the purpose of crop production. The main purposes of soil tillage are to provide Soil...
In some states, sugarcane is grown round the year. Sugarcane take generally one year to mature in subtropical states of U.P., Punjab, Haryana,...
In Integrated farming system, agriculture is integrated with livestock, poultry and fish. The whole setup  is maintained at the same place to...
Benefits of an integrated farming system are productivity improvement, net profit growth and fixed income, sustainable growth in agriculture,...
Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a form of government intervention to insure the farmers against a steep decline in the prices of their goods and...
The increase in Minimum Support Price (MSP) has induced farmers, particularly in surplus states, to divert land from the production of coarse...
Minimum Support Price (MSP) is the minimum price set by the government for certain agricultural products. It is a form of government intervention...
The FCI purchases wheat and rice from the farmers in states where there is surplus production. The farmers are paid a pre-announced price for...
Based on the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, the Government of India declares Minimum Support Prices (MSP)...
supply chain management (SCM) in Agriculture implies managing the relationships between the businesses responsible for the efficient production...
supply chain management (SCM) means managing the relationships between production and supply of products from the farm level to the consumers. It...
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,...