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Maharashtra: Thrust on double farm production, higher income for farmers as state Cabinet clears MMSKY

The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, also pushed for more agricultural reforms with emphasise on irrigation, especially targetted towards the small and marginal farmers in backward, drought-prone and Naxal belts of the state.

A new India for farmers

PM should use majority in Lok Sabha to ensure delivery of agriculture programmes.


The price is right

Centre’s criteria for MSP ensure remunerative prices for farmers with a decent margin. Arguments for MSP at 50 per cent over Cost C2 defy economic logic.

Policy with a farmer’s face

It is necessary to rescue public policy from its elitist bias, bring agriculture to its centre

Open up the debate

On farm policy, there is an urgent need to listen to farmers, not just economists and academics.