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UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2020: Important Government Schemes launched by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

In our detailed analysis of UPSC (IAS) prelims papers from previous years, we observed that 16 questions were asked in the 2017 UPSC (IAS) Prelims Exam on various government schemes, 9 questions in 2018 and 5 questions in 2019. Since we can interpret there is no set pattern followed by UPSC to frame the Prelims question paper, therefore we need to carefully read all the government schemes. In this article, we have provided all the important schemes launched by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

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Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) 

→ Price Support Scheme (PSS). 

→ Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS). 

→ Pilot of Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme (PPPS)

→  the physical procurement of pulses, oilseeds, and Copra will be done by Central Nodal Agencies with the proactive role of the state governments

→ NAFED & FCI together will take up PSS operations in states and districts

→ The procurement expenditure and losses due to procurement will be borne by the Union Government 

→ It covers all oilseeds with notified Minimum Support Price (MSP)

→ direct payment of the difference between the MSP and the selling/modal price will be made to pre-registered farmers selling his produce in the notified market yard through a transparent auction process. 

→ direct payment of the difference between the MSP and the selling/modal price will be made to pre-registered farmers selling his produce in the notified market yard through a transparent auction process. 

→ pilot district and selected APMC(s) will cover one or more crop of oilseeds for which MSP is notified. 

→  it involves physical procurement of the notified commodity

→ The selected private agency shall procure the commodity at MSP in the notified markets during the notified period from the registered farmers in accordance with the PPSS Guidelines

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