Author : Milan; Kids Club School, Jaipur
India is a populous country , no doubt for that, we have crossed the 1 billion mark 20 years back in 2000 (Mackinnon). Currently, our population is around 1.38 billion (World Bank) which means that every seventh person on the earth is Indian. Moreover, our population growth is a bit more than 1% every year since 2009 which is concerningly high. As we grow, demand for food, clothes, and land also increase. We notice that the population growth shrinks the land available for farming but the basic requirement like food or clothes leaps. So, there is a clear reason for being productive in farming and following the farming model which could benefit both farmers and the government. One way of achieving higher production is to incorporate a multi-layer farming model in the farms of India, which I set out to study earlier this year. However, obtaining an “ideal” resource model for farming turned out to be exceptionally difficult.
Author : Mahendra Kumar;
Kids Club School, Jaipur
This report seeks to compare yield and yield stability in an intercropping set up, as opposed to a monocropping setup, by considering a range of different papers written on the subject – consolidating information from numerous extensive studies. Most of these studies performed one of three types of experimentation; (1) comparing the yield or yield stability as a result of intercropping to that of monocropping, (2) comparing the soil erosion/degradation between different agricultural methods or (3) comparing different intercropping setups to observe which arrangement produced the best results.
Author : Nisha Choudhary ; Kids Club School, Jaipur
Today more than 70% of agricultural households spend more than they earn and more than half of them are in debt (Drishti IAS). Farmers use high cost inputs like chemical fertilizers and pesticides, seeds which reduces the fertility of soil and productivity. To combat this, the government of India introduced natural farming methods like Zero Budget Natural Farming in order to match their goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) is a form of agriculture, inspired by traditional methods which tends to aim at reducing the cost of inputs and increasing productivity. Mainly, it aims to increase the health of farm and soil fertility. In ZBNF, natural fertilizers are used to confirm the working theory of four pillars of farming: Jeevamrutha, Bijamrita, Acchadana and Whapasa (La Via Campesina). Although each one of these pillars will be elaborated on later, they all generally agree to use alternatives to fertilizers.
Author : Tanisha Nagori; Kids Club School, Jaipur
Agriculture plays a significant role in India’s economy. According to a report entitled India at a Glance, approximately “70% of the rural households depend on agriculture” (“India at a glance”, 2020 ), highlighting the incredibly important role agriculture plays. Economically, it contributes “about 17% to the total GDP and provides employment to over 60% of the population” (ibid). Although this role has been steadily declining over the last couple decades with the gradual development of India, farmers continue to remain the backbone of the agricultural economy and, as such, a lot of the Indian economy. It’s surprising to learn, therefore, that most of them currently suffer under the burden of constant debt. The debt crisis for farmers in India has never been worse. Millions of farmers who rely on the agricultural sector for work are currently suffering from extreme poverty as a result of not being able to have sufficient yield – the overpopulation India experiences causing insufficient land split alongside uncharitable government policies.
Author : Carolina Wen
Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong
The outbreak of COVID-19 has presented both risks and opportunities for international democracy. The necessity of imposing social restrictions in order to control the virus has provided convenient excuses for governments to reduce their people’s freedoms, while the relative success of China’s government in controlling it strengthens arguments in favor of its non-democratic system of government. However, the successes of New Zealand and South Korea, together with the experience of other countries demonstrate that autocracy has no monopoly on effective virus management and suggest that types of government are but one of several factors that determine whether a country will be successful in repressing the virus.
Studying the Marketing strategy and future development trend of mild tea market in China - Take Mixue ice city as an example.
Author : Fan Yang
New Oriental Yangzhou Foreign Language School, YangZhou, China
Starting from the background of China's current tea industry entering the chainteaconsumption upgrading 2.0, this paper studies the driving force of the development of the tea industry under the background of the reform and the marketing strategiesadopted for different consumer groups -- taking Mixue as an example, and present astrategy according to the specific situation. This paper mainly analyzes the marketing strategy of Mixue from the dimensions of enterprise profile, macro environment, micro environment, enterprise itself andconsumers, which adopts PEST analysis model, SWOT analysis model, STPtheoryand 4P theory in marketing using data research, SPSS and other data analysis tools for data processing.
Through research, this paper believes that China's milk tea industry still has a sinkingmarket that has not been fully saturated which is the core focus of brand positioningfor different brands in the future. Currently, we-media tools play a great role intoday's marketing. And the rational use of we-media can successfully promote themarketing strategies.
Author : Yuying Chen
Grace Community School, Tyler, Texas, US
There are three kinds of schools in Shenzhen, China: vocational, public, and international; they aim for different educational purposes. Vocational school trains students for specific manufacturing skills, the public school focuses on academic performance and domestic college admissions, and the international school prepares students to study abroad. This project compares and contrasts these students on their consumption pattern, attitudes towards love and marriage, and career development. It also explains having different family backgrounds and exposing different standards and goals from their schools set their various life approaches, ultimately leading to their disparate lives. On their approaches to money, the three interviewee groups already showed significant differences. For example, most of the vocational students earn their monthly allowance by working and only ask for their parents’ support when necessary, whereas the international students tend to rely on their parents completely for allowance. Further conversations with these girls, however, showed that the sense of financial insecurity had also affected their career planning and marriage expectations. Nevertheless, they reached a common ground on career development, as they were unanimously wary and pessimistic about the “996” work system and the “neijuan” phenomenon. More significantly, they all face the same discrimination as women regardless of where they come from and on which path of education they have embarked. They share the aspirations and challenges that are rooted in their gender identity, and eventually, they will come together and fight the same fight against the patriarchal norms of the society.
Author : Suhani Prakash
Pathways School, Gurgaon, India
In recent years, the lack of available healthcare for the poorer sections of Indian society has come to the world’s attention. To combat this, the Indian government launched The Ayushman Bharat Yojana Scheme. Its aim is to make healthcare more accessible for all and provide universal health coverage. The goal of this investigation is to explore the impacts of this initiative since its launch in 2018 through the research question: How has the Ayushman Bharat Yojana Scheme impacted healthcare conditions in rural India since 2018? This was explored by comparing available medical facilities before and after the scheme was launched, as well as the number of hospitals empanelled and the number of e-cards availed. Most evidence was gathered using secondary sources like official Indian government websites and LiveMint. Such statistics were analysed and further interpreted to assess the impact and efficiency of the government program. The conclusion reached is that there have been significant efforts to administer hospitals and treatments. Considerable progress has been made in terms of e-cards issued and value treatments. However, there is still a gap in the number of empanelled hospitals and the number of active ones. This indicates an inefficient use of resources, which should be addressed.