Ashok Gulati

Articles By Ashok Gulati

135 Articles

Under Modi, agriculture is just trudging along

Rather tHan MSP, for better prices getting the markets right by overhauling the agri-marketing infrastructure and associated laws presents a better solution.

agriculture sector, agriculture industry, farming sector, economy

Creating a national agriculture market

The e-nam platform only caters to 7% of the Indian farmer population, and handles only about 2% of the total value of agricultural output of the country

As many as 22 states have adopted it in some form, yet it failed to transform the agri-marketing structure in India.

From Plate to Plough: PMFBY reaping the failure sown by states

The PMFBY involves farmers, banks, state and central government, insurance companies and re-insurers.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, PMFBY, BJP, NDA govt, agri food, narendra modi

Reading Modi government’s agri-performance right

From Plate to Plough: In the last four years, agri-profitability fell rather than increased; and FCI paraphernalia expanded and deepened rather than getting reformed and shrinking

Next month, the Narendra-Modi government will complete four years in power at the Centre.

Doubling farmers’ income: Here’s why boosting agri-exports is important

The inherent ‘consumer-bias’ in these policies makes trading environment unstable and unpredictable.

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Why doubling farmers’ income by 2022 is a pipe dream

Take bold decisions like restricting subsidies on food, mgnrega, etc, to less than 25% and increasing investment in the sector to 75%.


Operation Greens: Making it to the TOP

But important thing to note in OF was that it was driven largely by small holders, and AMUL model ensured 75-80% of the price paid by milk consumers goes to farmers.

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Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley must clear the air on the costs considered for calculating the MSP

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

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Budget 2018: Fix farmers woes by going the Telangana way; here’s how

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

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From Modi, Manmohan, Vajpayee to Rao, here is who generated the lowest agri growth

The first advance estimates of GDP and Gross Value Added (GVA) at basic prices for various sectors for the year 2017-18 are out.

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To put 2017’s bitter harvest behind, Narendra Modi government must implement agri-reforms

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

Modi, Indian economy, agriculture

Reviving Indian agri-futures: Can Modi government take bold step to revive legacy of AB Vajpayee?

In November 2017, prices of most of the major kharif crops crashed below their respective minimum support prices (MSPs), triggering farm distress.

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How India can tap agriculture to boost trade surplus

The new minister for commerce and industry, Suresh Prabhu, expressed his resolve to expand exports at the occasion of his anointment as the minister.

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Plate to plough: PM Modi’s Gujarat model on agriculture that other Indian states can replicate

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

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Are Niti Aayog measures to boost agriculture old wine in a new bottle? Check out what is on its agenda

Last month, NITI Aayog released its three-year action agenda (TYAA) for the government as a road map for reforming various sectors of the economy, including agriculture.

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Getting Agri-futures right is need of the hour; Here’s what government needs to do

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

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Fasal Bima Yojana by Narendra Modi government moved in right direction, made substantial progress

The primary reason behind this failure is lethargy and casual attitude of state agencies. There is an urgent need to link the insurance database with core banking solution so that when the premium is deducted from a farmer’

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Narendra Modi Israel visit: Here is what India can learn from the Jewish country

Prime minister Narendra Modi will make history this week when he visits Israel, being the first Indian PM to do so since Independence.

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GST and agriculture: Current rates basket does not augur well for food processing

Here, we assess the likely impact of the new GST regime on agriculture and farmers.

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Shiv mantra for the ‘relentless’ Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s work on irrigation, power supply, roads and govt procurement gave the state's agri-GSDP a significant boost

Yogi Adityanath’s UP farm loan waiver: Appeasement or atonement?

The “imputed loss” to UP farmers over 3-5 years, With Paddy prices 15-30% & Wheat Prices 10-15% Below Respective MSPs, easily equals the loan waiver amount.

For Yogi Adityanath, cow, culture, agriculture low hanging fruit to power up Uttar Pradesh

With Yogi Adityanath taking over as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, several political pundits were quick to announce that prime minister Narendra Modi had picked “cow over development”.

Save the pulse farmer, here’s how

The minimum that the govt can do is to remove all restrictions on a free market for pulses

Water scarcity: Why government must expand micro-irrigation coverage

The focus of the government has to be on expanding micro-irrigation coverage

Uttar Pradesh elections: Why the winning party must offer a better deal to farmers

Almost 80% of its cropped area is under foodgrains with yields that are lower than all-India averages. During FY06 to FY15, UP’s agri-GDP growth has been 3.2% per annum, somewhat below the all-India average of 3.6%, but alm

Union Budget 2017 gives priority to raising funds for irrigation; enhanced Rs 20,000 corpus for Nabard welcome, says Ashok Gulati

Budget FY18 has given priority to raising funds for irrigation. An enhanced corpus of `20,000 crore with Nabard is a welcome step.

Agriculture: If PMO doesn’t pay heed, realising ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas, eliminating poverty may remain distant dream

The first advance estimates of GDP growth for FY17 show a marginal decline, from 7.6% last year to 7.1% this year. Of the various sectors, gross value added at basic prices (2011-12), mining and quarrying is down from 7.4% to

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