Foodgrains production stood at 141.71 million tonnes (MT) in the kharif season of the 2018-19 crop year (July-June).
The task force is looking at two key things- reduction of the impact of sugarcane cultivation involving inefficient use of groundwater and bringing India's sugar industry in line with the global markets.
Agri reforms so far have led to a situation of oversupply, extremely low levels of food inflation and dramatic protests by farmers who have dumped their surplus produce rather than sell them for a pittance.
The study found that 92 percent of farm suicide families were not enrolled under the centre’s flagship crop insurance scheme
The problem is partly its creation and the other half is the government’s
TMC leaders had been confident that the farmers were solidly with the party till the 2019 Lok Sabha elections stunned them
Delayed rains have affected sowing of pulses, particularly short-duration crops. Acreage may be much behind last year's level, particularly for tur dal
For all the talk of the huge election mandate, agriculture as a sector failed to find its pride of place in the latest budgetary exercise. A political consensus can tilt he scales though
The rise in the food subsidy bill this year is primarily because of the sharp rise in minimum support prices (MSPs) for 14 summer-sown kharif crops
The actualisation of healthy corporate income tax assumptions will critically depend on how rapidly the broader economy turns around, and how quickly consumption spending picks up
It is a demand driven scheme, therefore no targets are fixed. However, it was decided to increase the coverage up to 50 percent of total cropped area.
She also announced that the government would invest widely in agricultural infrastructure and support private entrepreneurships in driving value-addition to farmers' produce from the field.
Welfare funding does not cure or address the root cause of poverty but only treats the symptoms. The root cause of poverty is about lack of skills and economic opportunity.
Government needs to alter policies regarding the functioning of APMC and allocate more budget to make it more transparent by digitizing the physical trade happening at the market yard
As many as 62 per cent farmers said they wanted to decide the selling price of their produce instead of letting the government do the job, while 30 per cent were found to be satisfied with the status quo as far as pricing was concerned.
Apps, blockchain, warehousing network, part of govt’s Rs 25 lakh crore wide-ranging plan to make farming rewarding.
The focus should be on growth in real farm real income
The government makes every effort to save consumers from price rise, but does little to help farmers when commodity prices fall.
PM Modi’s direct transfer of ₹6,000 per acre per year, for all farmers is yet to reach the drought-hit Aghalaya village