Describe any three institutional reform programmes introduced by the government in the interest of farmers.
Describe any three institutional reform programmes introduced by the government in the interest of farmers
INSTITUTIONAL reforms are steps taken by the government to bring about improvements in agriculture. Some steps are :
- Collectivisation and consolidation of land holdings to make them economically viable.
- The Green Revolution is based on the use of package technology and the White Revolution to increase milk production are important strategies which were initiated to improve agriculture.
- Cooperation with farmers and abolition of Zamindari system.
- Provision of crop insurance to protect the farmers against losses caused by natural calamities i.e. drought, flood, cyclone, fire and disease.
- Establishment of ‘Gramin Banks’, cooperative societies and Banks for providing loan facilities to the farmers at the lower rates of interest.
- Kissan Credit Card (KCC), Personal Accident Insurance Scheme (PAIS) are some other schemes introduced by government for the benefit of farmers.
- Special weather bulletins and agricultural programmes for farmers were introduced so on the Radio and TV.