NABARD Eco and Social Issues & Agr and rural devlopment Course for Phase 1 & 2


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Prepare with us for NABARD Grade A and B Exam, We bring you to concise , relevant and updated files.

This course is one stop solution for phase 1 ESI and ARD Part as well Phase 2 ESI & ARD Paper.
You don't need to follow any other source as Our modules are comprehensive and covers all relevant parts very well.

Course structure:
1) You get more than 800 MCQs as per latest paper pattern
2) You get topic wise notes on below topics:


Economic & Social Issues:
Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features -
Economic underdevelopment - Opening up the Indian Economy - Globalisation - Economic
Reforms in India - Privatisation. Inflation - Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National
Economy and Individual Income. Employment Generation in India - Rural and Urban -
Measurement of Poverty - Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government. Population
Trends - Population Growth and Economic Development - Population Policy in India.
Agriculture - Characteristics / Status - Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture
- Agricultural performance - Issues in Food Security in India - Non Institutional and
Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry - Industrial and Labour Policy - Industrial
performance - Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development - Public Sector
Enterprises. Rural banking and financial institutions in India - Reforms in Banking/ Financial
sector. Globalisation of Economy - Role of International Funding Institutions - IMF & World
Bank - WTO - Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India - Multiculturalism -
Demographic trends - Urbanisation and Migration - Gender Issues Joint family system - Social
Infrastructure - Education - Health and Environment. Education - Status & System of
Education - Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy - Educational relevance and
educational wastage - Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled
castes and scheduled tribes - socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and
scheduled tribes and other backward classes. Positive Discrimination in favour of the under
privileged - Social Movements - Indian Political Systems - Human Development. Current
Economic & Social Issues.

Agriculture and Rural Development:
Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and
scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro
Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of
dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology:
weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop
Intensification, organic farming;
a) Soil and Water Conservation : Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, soil erosion,
soil conservation, watershed management;
b) Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation,
crop-water requirement, command area development, water conservation
techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation-pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation.
c) Farm and Agri Engineering : Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the
farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water
harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing,
Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain
d) Plantation & Horticulture : Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic practices
and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops. Post-harvest
management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture
e) Animal Husbandry : Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry
methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility
classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their
classification and utility.
Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status ), Common
terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming
and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary and
obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
f) Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation - freshwater, brackishwater
and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest
technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish
g) Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest
mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry,
agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India
State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment,
Forest and Climate Change.
h) Agriculture Extension: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension
programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural
i) Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their
sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House
Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between
adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood,
carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change
projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC
j) Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major
challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of
Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of
Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of
Farm Management.
Rural Development - Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural EconomyImportance
and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic
Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of rural backwardness.
Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans,
Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural
population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and
challenges in Handlooms
Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural
Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural housing, PURA and other rural
development programmes.

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