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From staples to high-value produce: Promoting crop diversification for doubling farmers’ income

Growing consumption demand for fruits & vegetables offers an opportunity for targeted invention to eliminate smallholder poverty.

From Plate to Plough: The farm-factory connect

Raising farm productivity is the first step to increasing rural demand and reviving the manufacturing sector


The Big Picture: A rural meltdown

Given that the average yearly increase in the consumer price index (CPI) for rural India has been 5 per cent during this period, it means crop prices have actually fallen in real terms for farmers, who mostly sell their produce wholesale and buy everything retail.

Rs 2000 released to about 5 lakh Telangana farmers under PM-Kisan scheme: Union Minister

Claiming that the Centre had successfully managed to turnaround the "slowing economy" and put it on the fast track growth, he said the journey of the last 5 years has been exhilarating as well as encouraging for the country.

In run-up to LS polls, Cong & BJP to lock horns over farmers’ issues, stray cattle

The Congress is also preparing to also cite example of its governments in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in giving farming solutions and “complete” loan waiver to farmers. The party also plans to hold Lok Sabha constituency-wise meetings to reach out to farmers.

Centre sanctions Rs 4,714-crore aid for drought-hit Maharashtra

Last October, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had sought financial aid worth Rs 7,962 crore from the Centre. This was after the state government declared drought in 151 of the total 355 talukas in Maharashtra.


Erratic monsoon pushes Maharashtra to the verge of another agrarian crisis

Ironically, monsoon had started on a positive note this year: it had come early and weather scientists had said it would be normal.

Resolving the farmer-consumer binary

Reforms to domestic market regulations and direct benefit transfers for vulnerable sections of the population could be the win-win solution.

OECD-Icrier report: Gross farm revenue reduced over 6% per year during 2014-16

Calling for a system where market signals determine the production choices, it asked for a review of the process where MSPs are set in relation to production costs.

Parliament, politicians, press should do more for farmers, says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President said there was a need to expand investment in agriculture both at the Centre and state government levels and a "systemic and policy change" was required.