financial inclusion of farmers

Financial inclusion: Some steps to give farmers access to funds

The government must use technology to ensure that funds offered through its schemes reach small and marginal farmers and offer them benefits of financial inclusion. Read more »
farmer protest

Why Narendra Modi govt must address farmers protest

The farmers feel threatened by the three new laws that, they fear, will end the minimum support price mechanism and demolish the mandi system. Read more »

Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Regional cashew boards key to stepping up output

Dependence on imported cashew for processing affects overall cashew business, one of the sectors where India need to be self-reliant. Read more »

Cold chain infrastructure key to farm sector growth

The Indian cold storage market is expected to grow 16.09% annually on the back of growth in retail, fast food, food processing and e-commerce industries. Read more »
Budget 2021 agriculture

Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Self-reliance in agriculture first step towards economic power

India must target higher farm exports, import substitution to become truly self-reliant and to fulfil its economic promise. Read more »
Agricultural reforms in India.

Dilution of Essential Commodities Act may result in lawlessness

The Union government seems to have abdicated its responsibilities and is encroaching on the state governments’ turf. Read more »
Modi government's agriculture reforms

Farm crisis: Indian agriculture needs a comprehensive strategy

Attempts to remove bottlenecks faced by the farming community are welcome, but the policy makers should note get distracted from the need of a long-term strategy for agriculture. Read more »
Indian farmers hot by coronavirus outbreak

Farm crisis: Impoverished farmer and high product retail prices the new normal

Without a steady flow of funds and farm labour, agriculture sector could post negative growth this financial year. Read more »
India agriculture exempted from lockdown.

The government exempts farming, allied activities from lockdown

The government eased the curbs for farm sector to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential items to the common man and to cushion the impact of the lockdown. Read more »