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.