The BJP in the Uttar Pradesh elections promised of a loan waiver to the farmers in the state if it won the elections. Not just them Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh met PM to seek assistance for a loan waiver for farmers in the state. The Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra is under pressure from … Continue reading Loan waivers: Poor economic logic and anti-farmer move
Agricultural Marketing in any developing country would have three-fold objectives. To ensure remunerative prices for the farmers' produce. Narrow down the price the farmer gets and price produce is sold to consumer Eliminate or rather minimize the role of middle-men In India, the agricultural marketing poses various problems such as Lack of warehousing and storage … Continue reading Problems in Agricultural Marketing in India
The approach to solving problems in Indian Agriculture has to be problem based, and the problems are different in different areas, it is high time we forget "one size fits all" kind of approach, and map the problems specific to area, prioritize them and bring measures which cater to those specific problems, we talk about … Continue reading Problems in Indian Agriculture
The state of Indian agriculture can be gauged by these numbers. Have a look at them. Agriculture still is the biggest employer for our population, accounts for 54.6% of total employment. In 2013-14, the share of GDP by agriculture is 13.4%, while the decreasing share is good, as it indicates we are moving more towards Industrialisation, … Continue reading Indian Agriculture – has a bad mix of numbers.
There are many ways to help farmers, especially small farmers. Madhya Pradesh state Govt has launched an innovative pre-paid irrigation scheme. Through this scheme the farmers will be issued with a prepaid identity card having an id number, photo, name and other details. When a farmer needs to irrigate his field, he goes to the … Continue reading Prepaid Irrigation system – MadhyaPradesh