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Shweta Saini

Shweta Saini is a consultant.

MSP for all crops is fiscally unfeasible
Mon, Dec 20, 2021

🔴 Ashok Gulati, Shweta Saini writes: It may be better to use an income policy to directly transfer money into farmers’ accounts.

A high growth plan for Indian agriculture
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

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

An answer to rural distress
Mon, Jan 07, 2019

An income transfer policy combined with direct cash transfer is the best way to help the farmer

From Plate to Plough: Maharashtra vs Market
Mon, Sep 03, 2018

State’s decision to make MSP mandatory for traders will lead to chaos. The way forward is to treat farmers as businessmen and facilitate an environment in which they can flourish.

From Plate to Plough: Lean year as a foundation
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

NABARD’s new survey offers a baseline to double farmers’ incomes. But is a survey done in a drought year a reliable yardstick?

From Plate to Plough: Why farmers agitate
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

An efficient and sustainable solution for better prices really lies in ‘getting the markets right’ by overhauling the agri-marketing infrastructure and its associated laws.

From Plate to Plough: Pieces of a market
Mon, May 28, 2018

A single national agriculture market, promised by the BJP in its 2014 manifesto, remains a pipe dream. Can the government reform the broken APMC structure in the last year of its term?

From Plate to Plough: Four years of neglecting farmers
Sun, May 13, 2018

Government is nowhere close to fulfilling the promises made in BJP’s 2014 manifesto — profitability of cultivation has fallen and dominance of Food Corporation of India continues.

From Plate to Plough: Freeing the farm
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Raising agricultural exports requires the government to unburden policy of consumer bias. A balance should be struck between meeting the needs of food-insecure consumers and income-insecure farmers.

From Plate To Plough: Getting realistic about farm incomes
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Unless government takes bold decisions on agri-markets, reducing production costs and increasing demand, its goal to double farmers’ incomes by 2022 will remain a pipe-dream.

From Plate to Plough: Seize the crisis
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Government has the opportunity to rein in food inflation on a sustainable basis.

From plate to plough: Seeds of change
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

PM Modi needs to move from slogans to action to transform agriculture.

Farm incomes: Dreaming to double
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The Modi government should spell out clearly what it wants to double by 2022 — nominal or real incomes.

From Plate to Plough: With humility, on farmer income
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

NDA’s existing agricultural policies are ill-equipped to achieve the stated goal of doubling them in five years.

From plate to plough: A barren field
Thu, May 26, 2016

NDA government’s plans for agriculture are still to bear fruit.

From Plate to Plough: Raising farmers’ income by 2022
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

The picture is completed by the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (crop insurance) and e-market platform that he is going to launch on April 14.

Bad cure for a racing pulse
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Scapegoating ‘hoarders’ and ‘speculators’ for the spike in dal prices might have been effective in the 1960s. But today, it is only evidence of a rather sloppy conceptual policy framework.

From plate to plough: Losing the pulses
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Government’s actions on the commodity reveals it is ignorant of how a market economy is run

From Plate to Plough: Modi sarkar’s toughest test
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

It is agricultural reform. Without focus on agri GDP and a sectoral overhaul, ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ will remain a slogan

Prepare for the rainless day
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

A tussle is on between El Niño and the Indian Ocean Dipole. Government cannot afford to be a bystander.

If it doesn’t rain
Tue, May 05, 2015

We need a contingency plan that combines real-time technology with robust insurance and easy credit.