Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicFarmers income

Topic: Farmers income

Budget 2022 shows agriculture under change. Gone are talks about doubling farmers’ income

The changes in budgetary allocations of key schemes will likely affect the Indian agriculture sector. Budget 2022 should lay the foundation for PM Modi's ‘Amrit Kaal’.

Meghalaya farmer is now richer than Punjab’s

An average Indian farmer household now earns most of the income working as labourer and from other non-farm activities.

NSS survey on farmers is a mid-term report card of Modi’s promise, with ‘fail’ written over it

The NSS survey conceals more than it reveals. It gives the impression that there is at least some progress. But that is misleading.

Modi govt official finally let it slip — doubling farmers’ income by 2022 was always a mirage

In the five years since it was announced, what has the Modi govt’s Doubling of Farmers’ Income plan achieved? Air-time, TRPs, and votes for the BJP.

FCI’s conflicting roles are reason why it fails to benefit India’s poorest farmers

The FCI’s price support for farmers is one of the largest welfare programmes in India. But it is largely ineffective in reaching those who need it most.

Find ‘progressive farmers’, honour them — Yogi govt scheme to help raise farm income

As part of Mission Kisan Kalyan, launched Wednesday, UP plans to pick 100 ‘progressive’ farmers from each district who have improved income using innovating techniques.

Farmers in Sirsa have a message for Modi govt — Get ready for a winter of discontent

From a young girl breaking her gullak to fund the morcha to youth with engineering degrees joining the protest, it’s a different farmers’ movement against Modi govt’s farm laws.

Farm reform bills are a beginning, not the agricultural equivalent of 1991

Govt says farmer should be free to sell to who he chooses, where he chooses, when he chooses. But fact is outcomes vary across crops & geographies, over time.

India’s agriculture departments are complex. But Odisha is using data to fix it

In growing calls for mechanisation, Indian states have overlooked governance in agriculture. But Odisha didn't and here's how it revamped its agriculture sector.

Draconian Essential Commodities Act needs to go if India wants to raise farm incomes

The fear of the Essential Commodities Act may explain the lack of formal warehouses and silos in India.

On Camera

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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