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Anish Mondal is a desk hand with more than 2.5 years of experience. He started his career with public broadcaster Rajya Sabha Television and later moved on to financialexpress.com. He writes on politics, education, culture and parliamentary affairs. He spends his free time watching dubbed South Indian movies and listening to music.

Maharashtra’s MSP diktat sets the stage for chaos, will leave farmers in the lurch

Forcing traders to buy agri-produce at MSP will leave farmers in the lurch as traders may not be there to buy and the state certainly can’t buy all the produce.

Opinion News

How doubling farm income just got even tougher

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.

farm income, NABARD, farmer income, economy, farming News

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 News

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. News

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. News

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%.

FARMERS IN INDIA, FARMERS, AGRICULTURE SECTOR, ECONOMY News

With caution on food inflation

Assured procurement and trade liberalisation could help keep pulses, sugar and vegetable prices down

Wholesale price index, Wholesale price index July, WPI July 2016, WPI data, WPI latest data News

Transforming India’s agri-food landscape

It must work on a Brown Revolution to incentivise precision agriculture. This will save precious water, reduce fertiliser usage, maintain soil fertility and make agriculture not only sustainable, but also productive

Opinion News

Narendra Modi’s doubling farm income ‘dream’ suffers from faulty vision

Sadly, for all these concerted official efforts, there are ambiguities surrounding the dream itself. As professional economists, we feel compelled to state the challenges as explicitly as possible.

Opinion News

Column: Animal power, RNF to power PM Narendra Modi vision?

As the Narendra Modi-led government completed two years in office, almost each of its arms issued hordes of advertisements celebrating achievements and delineating policies and programmes that were transforming India.

Narendra modi News

Column: Doubling farmers’ income by 2022

For the last two months, the Narendra Modi-led government seems to be in an overdrive to appease farmers. Several farmer rallies have been organised in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and recently at New Del

Farmer News

From Plate to Plough: No finger on the pulses

Govt exposes its poor pulses-price management strategy with raids on traders, paltry imports

pulse price News

Column: Losing the pulse

A 1960s-style policy response to control the price of pulses will not work, and instead, be anti-farmer

Pulses-arhar News

Column: From Plate to Plough – The dal-bhat conundrum

Crop-neutral incentive structures are the need of the hour

Column: From Plate to Plough – The dal-bhat conundrum

From Plate to Plough: The dal-bhat conundrum

Crop-neutral incentive structures are the need of the hour

minimum support price, pulses News

Narendra Modi govt’s challenge: Urgency for agri-reforms mounting amid drought warnings

With warnings of a drought this year, the urgency for agri-reforms is mounting.

drought in maharashtra, India News

Drought scare: ‘Farm sector should be high on govt’s agenda’

Poor rains forecast for 2015 could flatline the sector’s growth, already hit by untimely rains and last year’s drought

deficient monsoon News

Column: Tackling below-normal monsoon

Prepare a contingency plan with ample supply of seeds, technology-powered crop insurance and easy credit

Column: Tackling below-normal monsoon
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