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What India’s farm crisis really needs

March 24, 2021 4:41 pm

To solve India’s deep agrarian crisis, more public investment and government support are needed, not the new farm laws

A high growth plan for Indian agriculture

March 15, 2021 8:53 am

It requires a diversified approach that takes into account peculiarities and constraints of states, investment in infrastructure and linking farmer producer groups with markets.

Exempted from lockdown, agri sector set to grow at 11.7%

March 06, 2021 3:31 am

The 11.79 per cent project growth outpaces the average sectoral growth of 2.9 per cent that agriculture and allied activities sector has witnessed since 2012-13.

Crop diversification policy must address nutritional challenges, bring agriculture in sync with environmental demands

January 18, 2021 3:31 pm

An optimal agri-food policy should look at issues pertinent to not only the short run but also try to address medium to long-term challenges.

Budget 2021-22: Govt should provide additional funds, incentives for agri sector, say experts

January 12, 2021 1:54 pm

The direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme should be utilised more to support farmers instead of giving subsidies, they added.

Farmers are paying more, even under schemes meant for their benefit

September 09, 2020 9:01 am

Each of the poverty alleviation programmes seems to have a recurring theme — being funded by the poor themselves.

Centre prioritises spending towards farm sector; non-priority areas see cuts

September 04, 2020 11:00 am

Rural development spending, for instance, rose 145.4 per cent to Rs 1,02,096.5 crore in April-July 2020, from Rs 41,589.2 crore in April-July 2019.

A straw that is worth clutching at

September 05, 2019 4:05 am

Boosting farm incomes is the best way to combat the Indian economy’s woes today.

Farm income growth slumps to a 14-year-low in Oct-December 2018

March 03, 2019 3:13 pm

Since for the farmer, it is not mere output but income (output multiplied by price) that matters, growth in nominal agricultural GVA being at low single-digits isn’t good news. Nor would it be so for any ruling party ahead of elections.

GST and Rural India: No takers for ‘branded’ foodgrains

September 07, 2017 1:21 am

But the 5 per cent GST has abruptly upset this established system of trading. The small retailers are now shying away from purchasing ‘branded’ cereals and pulses.


PM Modi urges farmers to join 'Kisaan Beema Yojna'

February 18, 2016 12:17 pm

Sehore (MP), Feb 18 (ANI): Addressing farmers during the ‘Kisan Kalyan Mela’ at Sehore in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday highlighted his Government's initiatives for development of the agriculture sector and farmers’ welfare. Modi urged the farmers to have faith in the ‘Kisaan Beema Yojna' and said the scheme has solutions for all the problems of farmers. Modi added that he wants to integrate technology with agriculture sector, as there is a big scope for the sector to be a profit making business.