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From Plate to Plough | Seven years of the Modi govt: Welfare over growth
Compared with the Manmohan Singh-led govt, the Modi-led govt seems to have priotised welfare, most visible in Swachh Bharat, MGNREGA, and rural housing
Jun 07, 2021
From Plate to Plough: Containing a rural Covid spread
We need to first convince people in rural Areas about vaccination, and simultaneously upgrade the health infrastructure, especially primary health centres
May 24, 2021
Second Wave of Covid-19: What we must do now?
National leadership has to have a war-room, comprising top medical experts, corporate leaders, logistics players, etc, to deliver at the last mile
May 10, 2021
Farm lessons from China and Israel
Experts from Israel, a global leader on water management, say that till India breaks away from free power for agriculture, there is no incentive for farmers to save water
Feb 15, 2021
Union Budget 2021: A transparent Budget
Expenditure on agri-R&D needs to be doubled or even tripled in next three years
Feb 02, 2021
The contours of an optimal agri-food policy
Agri-food policies should be demand-driven, protect sustainability and efficiency in production, and give consumers more choice on nutritious food
Jan 18, 2021
From Plate to Plough: Ending the stalemate over the farm reforms
The govt can give in writing that the MSP system and the APMC markets will continue and allow farmers to take disputes to the District courts
Dec 30, 2020
Making Punjab great again: How to get farmers out of MSP trap
If Punjab farmers want to increase their incomes significantly, they need to gradually move away from MSP-based Paddy & Wheat to high-value crops/ livestock
Dec 07, 2020
From plate to plough: Policy options to deal with the farmer protests
The Centre could Devolve its spending on PDS, MSP Procurement, MGNREGA, & Fertiliser subsidy to the states through a formula prescribed by the finance commission
Dec 02, 2020
Centre vs State farm laws: Lessons from history for Punjab
Its new farm Bills to nullify the central farm-reform laws mirror Indira Gandhi’s failed attempt at govt takeover of wholesale trade of rice and wheat in 1973-74
Oct 26, 2020
MSP vs Markets: A question of efficiency
Do we want agri growth that is also financially sustainable, or the mess that we have in rice, wheat, and sugar that are MSP- and SAP-dominated?
Oct 12, 2020
The new farm reforms: Content and controversy
The farm Bills promise farmers the freedom to sell wherever, and to whomever, they please. This corrects the restrictive trade and marketing policies followed so far.
Sep 28, 2020
From plate to plough: Seeding future growth for the tractor industry
By Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja BOUNTIFUL RAINS AND news of tractor-sales shooting up by 38.5% in the month of July have triggered quite a buzz in the market. It is being claimed that the performance of agriculture this yea
Aug 31, 2020
Agriculture Infrastructure Fund: Another major step in the right direction to get agri-markets right
The bottom line is that India needs to not only spatially integrate its agri-markets (one nation, one market), but also integrate them temporally, with spot and futures markets converging.
Aug 17, 2020
How subsidy reforms could help take on China
A major rationalisation of subsidies can finance development of eastern India as well as reinforcing of defence in the wake of Chinese aggression.
Aug 03, 2020
Unshackle private sector for atmanirbhar agriculture
The govt should rethink its stand on seed-tech industry and on domestic urea production. encouraging the private sector led to stellar gains in tractors
Jul 20, 2020
If Modi govt wants Aatmanirbharta in agriculture, oil palm is a crop to work on
At $10 bn, edible oil Import account for the largest portion of India’s Agri-Import bill. If the Modi govt wants Aatmanirbharta in agriculture, oil palm is a crop to work on.
Jul 06, 2020
FCI stock, PDS: Centre can get Rs 1,50,000 crore by taking two bold reforms
While liquidating FCI’s Execss stocks could give the govt `100,000 crore, PDS reforms could free up another Rs 50,000 crore
Jun 22, 2020
Modi 2.0 may not reap doubling of farmers’ income
The latest reforms are a significant step forward, but shifting to DBT for food & Fertiliser subsidies may do more to bridge the gap with the DFI goal.
Jun 08, 2020
Would Modi government move towards direct cash transfers?
Merging state and central income support schemes will make Rs 5 lakh crore available to extend basic income to poor households; this will also stop leakages.
May 25, 2020
Unshackling farmers to push agriulture growth
India’s new Agri-marketing reforms could be the 1991-moment For agriculture, But they need supplementary action for optimal results
May 18, 2020
Covid-19: A silver lining to the corona cloud
The states have done an exemplary job of ensuring availability of essential foods, and procuring wheat from farmers. focus must now be on relief for migrant workers.
May 11, 2020
Rebooting the economy: India needs a stimulus package of at least 5% of GDP
To bounce back from the pandemic quickly, India needs a stimulus package of at least 5% of GDP that focuses on broad-based development in laggard eastern states.
Apr 27, 2020
From plate to plough: Deaths, destitution and democracy
India must use the corona-crisis to reform the agri-marketing system by abolishing the APMC Act, promoting e-NAM, and allowing warehouses to double up as mandis.
Apr 13, 2020
What ails agri-food policy? Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s ringside insight
Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s ringside insight into India’s agri-policies shows, without reform on food subsidy and MSP, unlocking resources for growth will be difficult.
Mar 16, 2020
Budget 2020: Why Sitharaman’s budget won’t double farmers’ income by 2022
Budget 2020-21: This has been going on since the 2003 model legislation—the Agricultural Produce Marketing (APMC) Act—when prime minister Vajpayee was at the helm of affairs.
Feb 02, 2020
Budget 2020: Food, urea subsidy reforms must be priorities
Budget 2020 India: The budget must be transparent on, and fully account for the Food Subsidy dues to FCI. IF DBT is adopted for food and Urea subsidies, the govt can save upto Rs 50,000 crore.
Jan 20, 2020
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