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Prerna Terway

Articles By Prerna Terway

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A race to the bottom: Is there a better way to help farmers?

The marginal farmers, who constitute 68.5% of peasantry, actually take more than half of their loans from informal sources at interest rates that range from 24-36%.

loan waiver, farm loan waiver, farm loan

From plate to plough: How state can support farmers in a smarter way

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

Expert Speak: Be bold, put money in farmer’s accounts to stop diversion of agricultural credit

Now is the time to make bold moves and put money in farmers’ accounts and let markets do the rest

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Column: From Plate to Plough; Bolstering financial inclusion

Scrap the interest subvention scheme for the farm sector—lest it explodes as a scam—and adopt crop insurance.

Column: India shining, Bharat whining

The country must double its support to farmers, from the current levels of about 6-8% of the value of agri-output

Column: India shining, Bharat whining

Column: How we can insure our farmers from extreme weather risks

Tech-enabled assessment of crop damage and govt subsidy for insurance premiums will help expand coverage.

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