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Price of food must figure in the policy

  Jan 02, 2022

Price of food must figure in the policy

Q Why is it in News ?

A The essential challenge of public policy for agriculture is that the high price of food remains unsolved.

Q What are the Implications of high food prices ?

Q What is the extent of Rising food prices in India ?

Q What are the changes needed in agricultural policy ?

Q How government intervention created problems ?

Q What can be the way forward ?

A  India needs an agricultural policy that ensures that farming is profitable but this cannot be at the cost of a high price of food. The ‘food problem’ should no longer be seen only in terms of the availability of food from domestic sources.