Prerna Terway a research assistant at Icrier.
With a glut in agricultural production, prices have fallen below MSPs. The government needs to get the agri-market right to address the farm crisis
n the first three years of the Modi government, the average agricultural GDP growth in real terms has been just 1.7 per cent.
Substantial number of interest subvention scheme loans are diverted to non-agricultural uses. Government must switch to an income-support subsidy regime
Building on the Jan Dhan framework, India should move from price to income support
Government must not ignore the warning signs. It needs to double its overall support to farmers and move from price policy to direct income support.
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