While recently releasing the book, Supporting Indian Farms the Smart Way by Ashok Gulati, Marco Ferroni and Yuan Zhou, Arun Jaitley remarked that India needs a good blend of investments and subsidies in its agriculture policy
NABARD presented a gift to the nation on August 16, 2018, when it released results of its NABARD All India Rural Financial Inclusion Survey (NAFIS). Among other things, the Survey estimates 2015-16 farmers’ income levels.
Speaking at the 37th foundation day celebrations of NABARD, the union finance minister, Arun Jaitley, gave a good food for thought to the audience when he said, “if there is any area in the economy where we can give example
Budget 2018: Finance minister Arun Jaitley tried to redress the farmers’ woes by announcing that the minimum support price (MSP) will be now 50% above the cost of production. And, he also said that for Rabi crops, they have
Budget 2018: Farm distress is likely to be one of the major focal points of the Union Budget 2018-19, as the growth in agri-GDP as well as farmers’ (real) incomes has fallen to around 2% per annum during the first four year
The party now rules 19 states, either on its own or as a dominant NDA-partner. More than two-thirds of Indians live in these states, and this is perhaps the best opportunity for the Modi government to carry out agriculture re
We have been great admirers of the ‘agrarian miracle’ that Gujarat achieved under the leadership of Narendra Modi (NaMo), when he was the chief minister of Gujarat from October 7, 2001, to May 22, 2014. Gujarat agri-GDP r
Even after 70 years of Independence, the marketing system for agri-products remains unsupportive of farmers. They can’t discover and realise the best prices possible for their produce across space and time as markets are no