UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-3-  Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and
irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related
constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund & Agri-Futures

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF):

Impacts of AIF:

Some concerns:

The future of the agri-futures markets:

Way forward:

The bottom line is that India needs to not only spatially integrate its agri-markets (one nation, one market) but also integrate them temporally — spot and futures markets have to converge. Only then will Indian farmers realise the best price for their produce and hedge market risks.

SOURCE:”Indian Express”


Explain the benefits of the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund. What are the concerns in the agri-futures market in India? Suggest a way forward to resolve them.