Should agricultural subsidies be stopped?

 

Background:-

  • Agricultural subsidies are the financial assistance to farmers through government-sponsored price-support programs.
  • Agricultural subsidies are started to reduce the volatility of prices for farm products and to increase, or at least stabilize, farm income.

In Favor:-

  • It’s becoming a burden for government.
  • Agricultural subsidies distort free trade, damage the local environment.
  • A lot of agricultural subsidies go into corn-based bio-fuels instead of fruits and vegetables. Corn-based bio-fuels are not good for environment and health.
  • Subsidizing diesel for agriculture encourages excessive tillage and discourages to improve soil and moisture conservation.

In Against:-

  • 60% of Indian economy is from agricultural based industries. So, we should give more importance to agriculture.
  • It will be difficult for farmers to keep the total investment for crop. As a result farmers may change their career. It’ll be a biggest disadvantage for India.
  • Because of agricultural subsidies, the price of food products will be in control.
  • United States and Europe countries have subsidies for agriculture. So, if India stops agricultural subsidies, then there will be a risk of importing under-priced food from these countries.
  • Through agricultural subsidies, more numbers of fields will be utilized. So, the Indian economy increases.
  • There are so many cases of suicide of farmers which we are seeing regularly because of lack of support from government.

Conclusion:-
                  Agricultural subsidies should not be stopped, because many farmers can’t handle the burden of total investment. It’ll be nice if government provide these subsidies to the farmers, who deserve it, not to the rich.

Afterwords :- What are your thoughts on this topic? Feel free to express your opinion in the comment section below.

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9 Comments

  1. LOKESH B May 14, 2020 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Yes Agricultural subsidies should not be stopped, why because farmers not able to buy agri inputs or farm implements in a fixed price, it was burden for farmer if govt give financial assistance through sponserd price support program.

  2. surya Jan 22, 2019 at 10:07 am - Reply

    yes as per my view subsidies should not stop bcoz most of our economy and GDP depends on agriculture.agriculture contributes around 53% GDP to the country.there are so many farmers didnt have basic needs.they put all their money in farming and due to natural calamities or whatever they are facing so many loses. loss occurred is more than the whatever the money they put on the farming.so subsidies definitely helping the farmers who are needy and poor.but govt have to focus on schemes if they are reach to the people are not.farmers also have the awareness regarding the schemes ad subsidies.

  3. Aditya Sep 1, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Yes, I liked the last few lines saying it shouldn’t be stopped rather government should find some way out using which gov. can analyse to whom subsidies should be given.
    Our farmers needs our support at the extreme & we should support the needy one’s as much as possible bcos we just can’t grow our economy without considering agricultural industries.

  4. Umang Jul 30, 2018 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Here I think that should not be stopped bcz as we all know our GDP is dependent on Agriculture, So we think to improve the policies related to Agriculture, and first of all the Corruption required to stop by the rich farmers and also some governmental corruption and Also Govt. doing so many things for farmers which things not reach or aware all the farmers so subsides should not stop but implementation required to awareness. and all the farmers are not rich in our country So never think should be stopped it.

  5. Tinku paul Jul 11, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

    According to me agriculture subsidies should not stop but it should not misuse. Most of the time farmers has to depend on weather sometimes flood , sometimes drought as a result farmers suffer a lot. They take loan from bank or local money lender but there is some natural calamities as a result they incur huge loss sometimes they commit suicide they have no choice but those famers they have capacity they should repay loan , they should not mentality they will not pay. Countries economy depend on agriculture and industry if farmers think they will not farming then where we will get food if we have lots of money so agriculture is very essential and agriculture subsidies should not stop.

  6. appu srva Dec 14, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

    The points were in favor & against of "Should agricultural subsidies be 'stopped'?".(Notice the word 'stopped')

  7. Rakesh Dec 14, 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply

    favour and against r interchanged regarding content

  8. appu srva Mar 6, 2012 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Yeah… you are correct… :)

  9. Anonymous Mar 6, 2012 at 2:01 am - Reply

    the problem doesnt lies in providing subsidy but , its proper utilisation , increase the efficiency of our alllocation systems , everything vl be allr8

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