Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 10
Political Science
Solutions
5. If agriculture and commerce are state subjects, why do we have ministers of agriculture and commerce in the Union cabinet?

Question:

If agriculture and commerce are state subjects, why do we have ministers ofagriculture and commerce in the Union cabinet?

Answer:

Even though agriculture and commerce are state subjects, there is a need to have ministers of agriculture and commerce in the Union cabinet. This is because the states have to deal with each other in commercial and agricultural commodities. State may act arbitrarily which may lead to problems regarding prince control, tax etc. Also the country has to deal with other nations in these subjects.

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