The interplay between the agriculture subsidies and increasing agri-pollution explains in part rising pollution levels in north India. This calls for the relook at the agri-subsidies to curb the agri-pollution. Comment. 10 marks

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  • https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/paying-for-poison-7061626/
  • In the intro, mention how subsidies could distort agriculture practices.
  • In the body, discuss how the availability of groundwater without regulation plus subsidised electricity along with open-ended procurement resulting in the farmers cultivating paddy. And how the paddy stubble burning consequently aids in increasing the pollution in winter. In the next part, discuss the case of ammonia and its relation with subsidised urea. Next, mention how this calls for a relook at the subsidies.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need to have a relook at the subsidies being ultimately resulting in the increased pollution level.
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