The news is locality specific but the issue is pervading in India. WPI is very important fo prelims; see it in b2b.
What is WPI?
What is the WPI for?
Benefits of using WPI:
The WPI follows few criteria in order to ensure that it will be useful:
Condition of farmers:
Course of action:
The National Commission on Farmers:
The op-ed is important for Mains exam. The importance of welfare support for small and marginal farmers cannot be overstated, given the vagaries of the monsoon. The government needs look after these farmers. Note down the points on measures to be taken given above.
This can be a supporting data in mains answer for question like ‘The effective management of land and water resources will drastically reduce the human miseries. Explain’ asked in Mains-2016.
Discuss: In general, successive governments in India have failed to manage droughts effectively. What are the factors that have hindered effective management of droughts?
Discuss: Researches have shown that there is excess groundwater exploitation in India. What are the reasons for continuing groundwater exploitation? What measures need to be taken for its judicious use?
Ministry of Water Resources proposed to extend the programme for 2 more years
Discuss: The Stockholm award was founded (1991) and financed by Stockholm Water Foundation.